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minority government

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Definition of minority government in English:

noun

A government in which the governing party has most seats but still less than half the total.
Example sentences
  • Since the JVP quit, the ruling coalition has been a minority government with just 80 seats in a parliament of 225.
  • At the moment, we have a minority government supported by another party on confidence and supply, but without an automatic majority on legislation.
  • Aznar's Popular Party was elected in 1996 as a minority government in coalition with Catalan and Basque nationalist parties.

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