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What was the longest time it took to assemble a coalitional government?

In democratic countries with party-list voting systems, parties usually do not have an absolute majority, and have to form coalitions with other parties. It may happen that no party manages to ...
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Prime minister leading a coalition government dismissing a member of the government without discussing with political partners first

Romania still does not have a full government following the crisis started in September. Back then, the prime minister (with the approval from the president) quickly dismissed a member of the ...
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Can someone from Queensland or Northern Territory be the Coalition's candidate for Prime Minister?

In Australia, the main centre-right block is a coalition of four parties, known collectively as "The Coalition": Liberal Party, whose leader typically becomes Prime Minister in a Coalition ...
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What is the benefit of the two-step negotiation process to form a coalition government in Germany?

After an election in Germany, the process of forming a government typically goes as follows: Parties enter an initial round of talks, termed Sondierungsgespräche (exploratory talk) in German After ...
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Why does Germany's traffic light coalition seem more likely than ever before?

Even though the parties of the Germany's grand coalition - CDU/CSU and SPD regained majority support in this year's election, according to the commentators, the traffic light coalition has the ...
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Why isn't the CDU / FDP / AFD a viable coalition government in Germany (2021)?

Why aren't these parties considered a possibility to form a coalition government after the 2021 elections? They all represent the right-wing in Germany, and they have enough seats for a majority if ...
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How to split vote-based funding in the case of multi-party electoral lists?

In designing a system of public funding for political parties, I want part of this funding to reward electoral performance. In order to avoid fairly reward each party, the amount of funding is based ...
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How do large party coalition manage to ensure government stability for a fairly long period of time?

I was recently asking about the large coalitions (5+ parties with members in the government) and I was wondering how do they manage to get stable governments with so many parties that have rather ...
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What explains past affinities of minor coalition members in Ireland?

Looking at prior governing coalitions in Ireland, it seems that FG was more likely to have Labour as their minor partner, and FF was more likely to have the Greens. If this is correct, are there some ...
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Is there any European country that managed to construct a coalition made out of more than five parties?

According to Wikipedia, Finland manages to systematically construct a large coalition government (five parties and even six). I am wondering if this is an isolated case in Europe or not. Question: Is ...
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Is there an European precedent for all coalition in power parties being led by women + female PM?

Not sure if this is more fit on History, but Finland politics offered an interesting situation - all coalition parties are led by women: Social Democratic Party - Sanna Marin Centre Party - Katri ...
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Which parties are in the current Romanian government (coalition)?

Confusingly enough, Romania has two liberal parties, one called PNL (National Liberal) which supported the [re-election of] the current president Klaus Iohannis, and another called ALDE (Democrat ...
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Why does Spain's PSOE have such a big problem forming a coalition?

What was the reason PSOE couldn't or didn't want to form a coalition for six months or so, to the extent that it preferred to have second snap election in a year? I understand that it had at least two ...
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What vexillologically (flag-based) named coalitions exist (theoretically) in German politics?

In German political speech, multi-party (three or more party) coalitions are sometimes described by vexillological analogy:: I have seen: Jamaica coalition between conservatives (black), liberals (...
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Could a coalition government not include the plurality party?

Back during the German elections, I remember a bunch of parties saying they would be unwilling to form a coalition with AfD. That made me wonder--what if AfD had won the most votes without getting a ...
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Why do we need static coalitions?

By the German constitution, every member of parliament has to adhere to their conscience only. In reality, the parties on the parliament usually vote unanimously for some bill. The parties that are ...
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Can a party form a coalition with BOTH Labour and Conservatives in parallel? If so, who wins?

Obviously, this is unlikely in practical political reality, but in terms of the rules and norms for UK Parlament, can the following scenario occur and if so, what happens? Labour has 324 seats (short ...
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