Coalition Government: For and Against

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  • Created on: 01-04-13 15:18


  • Common place across Europe and in most cases are stable and cohesive - political parties adjust to a culture of partnership and compromise. Lots of examples of ineffective coalitions. e.g. Kyrgyzstan - the prospect of stable efficient central authority, since the unsuccessful attempt to form a coalition govt, has moved into the distance.
  • Broad popular government - represent a wider range of views, likely that combined electoral support for all coalition parties is above 50%. More policies are compromised due to more conflicting views within govt.
  • End of adversialism - less likely to cause ongoing battles between govt and opposition, 'new politics', parties are able to form alliances and work together on matters of common concern. The parties within the coalition may still disagree on certain policies so take longer to make decisions with the


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