Tag Archives: hung parliaments


The situation of Parliament during a prolonged period of political crisis

I have previously written about the convention of caretaker government here, and here. That convention holds that during an election campaig [...]

Some interesting links: rebel MPs, e-petitions, hung parliaments, and political disengagement

1. Rebels of the Chamber Isabel Hardman has a fascinating piece looking at some of the most rebellious backbench MPs in the UK House of Comm [...]

Understanding government formation

There is some confusion in Canada (and elsewhere) as to how government formation occurs following a general election, particularly when an e [...]

On responsible media

In the lead-up to the May 2010 United Kingdom general election, opinion polls showed that in all likelihood, the election would result in a [...]

Keyword post: Short answers to various queries

The following are answers to questions based on recent keyword search activity which has led people to this blog. 1. How many signatures doe [...]

It’s not about the most seats

Recently, I’ve seen a few comments and blog posts wherein the writer states that the party that wins the most seats in the next electi [...]

AV does not cause hung parliaments

While I have resisted blogging about them, I have been regularly reading a variety of columns and articles on the May referendum on the Alte [...]
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