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Process of Government Formation in India
Process of Government Formation in India

India is a parliamentary democracy and has a federal structure, whereby it is run by elected officials at both national and state levels. There are several factors that decide the government-formation.  Here is a quick look : Forming Government at the Centre As the existing strength of the Lok Sabha is 543, the magic figure comes to 272 that ensures a party or alliance’s majority in the House, necessary to form the government. With large number of regional parties coming in the fray and contesting Lok Sabha elections, it generally becomes difficult for a single party to reach [...]Read more

Merits and Demerits of Alliances of Political Parties in India
Merits and Demerits of Alliances of Political Parties in India

India’s political journey is replete with the instances of political parties forming an alliance to run the country. Though they don’t always share a common ideology, it’s often the temptation of gaining power and meeting the political objectives that bring them together.   The trend of forming an alliance with other parties started during the 90s. What triggered this phenomenon is the gradual empowerment of the regional parties. Unlike in the past, the political discourse today is not restricted to Congress and BJP. While public support for these parties has ebbed, the regional parties have continued to [...]Read more

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