coalition

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  • Info A coalition is a pact or treaty among individuals or groups, during which they cooperate in joint action, each in their own self-interest, joining forces together for a common cause. more...
  • The two smaller members of the red-green coalition both lost ground.
  • This, in very broad terms could be described as a centre left coalition.
  • A new Coalition ministry was formed including a number of country party members.
  • As a result of that federal election, the grand coalition came to an end.
  • Coalitions have also been formed during times of national crisis such as war.
  • It soon became clear that neither could form a majority government within the existing coalitions.
  • In order to deal with this problem, a new coalition was formed.
  • This is usually the leader of the largest party or coalition in the Parliament.
  • After the four-week air campaign, coalition forces launched the ground offensive.
  • The coalition quickly broke down, however, and the country descended into civil war.
  • The Country-Liberal coalition won a third term in office at the election.
  • The Alliance went on to win the election and formed a coalition government.
  • Following this action the coalition of political forces decided to call off the protests.
  • In practice this would normally mean the leader of the majority party or coalition.
  • While serving in that capacity, he was a member of an important Center-right coalition.
  • Like the first coalition government, the second lasted only three years.
  • The first type is formed by centre-left parties for the short-term goal of creating a coalition government.
  • All such coalitions to be successful must circle around a single man. Cited from The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists, by George Bryce
  • This means the government is rarely a single party but a coalition of parties.
  • The latter formed a government with representatives from the three main political coalitions.
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Meaning of coalition

  • noun The state of being combined into one body