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What is a hung Parliament?

When none of the parties win more than half of the seats in the House of Commons, it is called a hung parliament.

In the case of a hung parliament, one of two things can take place. Either two or more parties can agree to work together to govern the country or the party with the most seats can also try to govern with a minority of seats in the House of Commons. They run the risk of defeat if they cannot get enough support on an important vote which may force a general election.

A coalition government is formed when two or more parties work together to govern the country.

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