Coalition Government Makes Sense

Germany has had coalition governments since the second world war. Their system was structured that way so that no one could ever again rise to power the way Hitler did. Instead of being a bad thing coalition governments have resulted in a strong economy in which tough adjustments have been made. It’s changes through consensus takes longer but are less divisive than first past the post decision making. The coalition building takes quite a long time too but is an opportunity for lots of good discussion to make the decisions instead of one party making them, often for their own political advantage. The countries of northern Europe all have coalition governments as the result of proportional representation and they work very well. There is a reason why only Canada and Britain have been left behind. It’s because the party in power knows it’s to it’s disadvantage to support it.


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