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A hung parliament is one where no political party has enough MPs to command a majority of seats (50% + 1) in the House of Commons.

A parliament is hung in the physical sense that an object suspended in air from its centre of mass hangs in equilibrium, tilting neither right nor left. In the political sense then, neither the Right nor the Left holds the balance of power.

Thus, some disagree with the use of the term "hung" and the negative connotations this carries. Some prefer to describe hung parliaments as "balanced", as neither the Right nor the Left has a monopoly on power and, theoretically, at least, they are forced to work together to strike a balance.
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When telegraph wires are hung sufficient sag is left Why is this so?

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What is the Japanese parliament called?

It's called the National Diet or simply Diet. The word "diet" comes from a Latin word that originally meant a day-long meeting (Diet is related to the Latin "dies" meaning "day"), and was used to refer to the parliaments convened of the Holy Roman Empire: the Diet of Worms, the Diet of Augsburg, etc (MORE)

Why do women get so hung up on what a men wants?

She may not have dated very much.. She might think that she needs to do/be things to keep him. I don't do this, though. Women who have had a few relationships know that you need to be comfortable yourself to attract someone who is like you.

How do you say i am so hung over in Spanish?

Because the term "hung over" is a slang term, the translation varies depending on which Spanish country you are in. The "official" translation is "Estar con resaca" But I know in Mexico, they use the term "pedo" or "crudo"

Why is the world so hung up on possessions?

There are probably many reasons. In many cultures possessions are displayed as an indicator of wealth, status and desirability, whether they are beads around the neck or cars in the driveway. Psychologically, possessions are something we control and also represent security: A Masai person who own (MORE)

What happens at a hung parliament?

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What is the Irish Parliament called?

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Why are women so hung up on everything?

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What is the meaning of a 'Hung Parliament'?

A Hung Parliament is a situation in which after a General Election, no political party has enough seats in the respective Parliament to form a majority (therefore have more than half of the total seats in the Parliament). Coalition governments are often formed as a result of a Hung Parliament.

How is a hung parliament resolved?

one party will eventually gain majority control of the legeslative house. The leader of that party will approach the governer general and ask permission to form the government

Why there are so few women in the parliament?

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What does Australia call its Parliament?

Australia's parliament is simply "Parliament". There are two Houses of Parliament - the upper house, which is The Senate and the lower house, which is the House of Representatives.

What happens now that there is a hung parliament in Australia?

We wait. It means, quite simply, that there is a period of political instability while each of the political leaders seeks the support of the successful Independent members. Whichever leader gains their support, it will mean a minority government, in which the successful party will not have a "manda (MORE)

Do you think a hung parliament is a good thing?

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Why is Parliament called the legistative branch?

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Which two countries had a hung parliament?

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What are the three parts of the Parliament called?

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How long can deliberation last until it is called a hung jury?

There is no time limit. The jurors continue deliberating until they feel that they cannot reach a verdict. If they cannot, they report to the judge, who may then find that it is a hung jury, if he/she believes that an agreement cannot be reached.

What or who is hung he?

i'll tell you why poachers are not punished because the governmentof these countries dont want to protect the tiger as it costs money

What actors and actresses appeared in Hung Parliament - 2010?

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