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Sweden, Italy, Israel... governing without a majority

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Italy is a parliamentary republic.


By: Frédéric Faux |

Anne Le Nir Follow |

Michael Paul

Almost a week after the sanction of the ballot boxes for Emmanuel Macron - his coalition did not obtain an absolute majority in the National Assembly - the French could soon discover a mode of government practiced by many of their neighbors.

Overview of Sweden, Italy and Israel.


► In Sweden, minority governments are common.

And this is the case of the current Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson.

► In Italy, governing with a majority that goes beyond the left-right divide is possible.

The country is a parliamentary republic.

► Since Israel's independence, no party has obtained an absolute majority in the Knesset.


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