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Unformatted text preview: PMP 11/19 Notes UPA a coalition with 12-15 parties The Left is not in the government o But the parties created a UPA-Left Coordination Committee o Well see if this coordination is still in effect Majority govt in parliamentary democracy Coalition govt in parliamentary democracy o The cabinet is multi-party (at least two; a voice or veto for each party) Minority govt in parliamentary democracy o The parties dont have a majority of seats Important big questions to think about? o Has India beceoma normal parliamentary and federal democ? o Is there a distict Indian pattern of coalitions? o And one more Types of minority govt o Minority govt w/ explicit support agrmnt from outside parties (parties not in cabinet o Minority govt w/ no such support agrmnts (from outside parties) o Ministers usually head some dept/agncy so the size of the cabinet fluctuates o Which kind of minority govt would we expect to be more stable (i.e. can it serve its entire (or the majority of its) term)? A minority govt with explicit support agrmnts from outside parties (theres a little give and take/transacting) One instance in which a small party with an explicit agrmnt backed out from it (1999-2000 Labor and Greens; Greens walked out b/c of Labor backed out on GMO agrment...
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2009 for the course IRPS IRCO 400 taught by Professor Matthewshugart during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.
- Fall '08