what is majority party

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Anonymous User asked 27-Jul-2020 in History, Politics & Society by Anonymous User

what is majority party

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Anonymous User answered 04-Aug-2020 by Anonymous User

In a parliamentary system, a government formed by a party with the largest number of members in the Parliament or the Assembly with an absolute majority is called a majority government. This government is more stable than any minority government because of the necessary statistics for the majority. The party which gets the maximum seats and votes in the electoral elections is termed as the 'majority party'. 


The majority government has the highest chances of getting its proposals passed, and their bills seldom lose in the House. In comparison, a minority government has a constant partner to get its bills passed and get their voice heard. And have to negotiate with the opposing parties. In such a situation, the possibilities of corruption become stronger.

The term 'majority government' can also refer to a permanent government with a coalition of more than one like-minded party in a house where the probability of drawing support from one is negligible. Such an example is that of the BJP and Shiv Sena in India, which are almost like-minded parties and have run a combined government in various executive bodies for decades. Currently, the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance has got a majority in India from 2014 to 2019 and they have more than 330 seats in the Lok Sabha as compared to 272.