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national government

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Definition of national government in English:

noun

A coalition government, especially one subordinating party differences to the national interest in a time of crisis, as in Britain under Ramsay MacDonald in 1931-5.
Example sentences
  • He does not head a national government but is openly relying on other parties to drive support for the war through parliament.
  • Smuts and the South African Party were brought into a national government that presided over a period of rapid economic expansion.
  • The Congress-led national government has stepped in to try to quell anger and concern over the tragedy.

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