Disadvantages Of Coalition Government

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Introduction Is it truly an advantage for the citizens of Sweden to have more than one party in the government and what are the consequences of the opposition having more power than the government. In this analysis, i will go over advantages and disadvantages of Sweden being a minority coalition government. Description -A minority government is a government when the governing party has most seats in the parliament, but still less than fifty percent. -A majority government is a government when the government has more than fifty percent of the seats in the parliament. -A coalition government is a government that consists of two or more parties. -A one-party government only has one party in the government. -Opposing parties are parties…show more content…
In Sweden's case, there are two parties In the government, The social democrats and the green party. Even though these parties are similar in certain areas they’re still different. But having different views does not have to be a bad thing. To have more than one perspective in the government is a big advantage for the citizens, But not so much for the parties. The legislative process gets slowed down but Thoroughly negotiating proposals will lead to the final result being more thought through. This would not be the case if Sweden were to have a one-party…show more content…
In order for a minority government to pass legislation, there has to be a greater cooperation across the parliament as a whole. Which is an advantage for the opposition but not for the government. It is also the biggest reason to why it is hard for the budget proposals to get accepted. Negotiation is a big part of a minority government and is the reason to why proposals, bills etcetera within the legislative process take a long time to resolve. This also means that it's harder for the parties in the government to go through with their election campaigns, which results in disappointed voters of the government parties. A minority government in comparison to a majority government is weaker because of the fact that the parties in the government have less power than the opposition parties. Which leads to extreme parties in the opposition being able to influence the government. An advantage with a weaker government is that the politicians in the government can’t take advantage of their power compared to a majority where the government is stronger and isn’t as easily influenced by the opposition.
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