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How is a Prime Minister chosen?

If one political party is able to win more than half of the seats in the House of Commons, its leader will become the Prime Minister and be able to form the government. All of the other political parties are classified as the ‘opposition.’ The party with the second greatest number of seats is referred to as the main opposition party and its leader becomes the ‘leader of the opposition.’

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