hung parliament


: a parliament in which no political party has a clear majority

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Recent Examples on the Web In case neither of the two parties secures a simple majority, leading to a hung parliament, the smaller players like the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party will come into play. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 22 May 2024 Neither a hung parliament nor a new election is out of the question. Joseph Wilson, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 May 2024 Led by André Ventura, a rising star of Europe’s radical right movement, Chega looks set to be the kingmaker in what is expected to be a hung parliament. Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Mar. 2024 Some may be poached by other parties as horse-trading begins after the hung parliament. Ismail Dilawar, Fortune, 11 Feb. 2024 The Socialist Party did better than expected, coming in second with 122 seats in what is likely to be a hung parliament. Harold Maass, The Week, 24 July 2023 Advertisement In the chaos of the hung parliament delivered by Spanish voters, the PP and Vox are now scrambling — with their best shot at power some sort of tactical agreement with small regional parties. Beatriz Ríos, Washington Post, 24 July 2023 The election resulted in a hung parliament, with Islamist party PAS winning the most number of seats. Anisah Shukry,, 2 June 2023 Anwar and Muhyiddin had fought for the premiership after the November general elections produced a hung parliament. Eileen Ng, ajc, 10 Mar. 2023

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“Hung parliament.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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