Majority, Minority and Coalition Governments

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ADVANTAGES OF OF SINGLE-PARTY GVTS

  • Pinpoints responsibility- that party solely responsible
  • Leads to strong, stable and long lasting gvt
  • Quick and clear results
  • Coalitions lead to division and compromise by comparison

HOWEVER

Governments can't always claim they have a mandate:

  • Manifestos of a party deliberately vague, and electorate dont support every manifesto pledge
  • Events change manifesto pledges e.g 9/11, Credit Crunch
  • Lack of clear mjority ie 2015 Conservative Party

STRENGTHS OF A COALITION GVT

  • Coalitions common in Europe and…

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