What is coalition?

  • (noun): An organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty.
    Synonyms: alliance, alignment, alinement
    See also — Additional definitions below


A coalition is a pact or treaty among individuals or groups, during which they cooperate in joint action, each in their own self-interest, joining forces together for a common cause. This alliance may be temporary or a matter of convenience. A coalition thus differs from a more formal covenant. Possibly described as a joining of 'factions', usually those with overlapping interests rather than opposing.

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Multi-party System
... the capacity to gain control of government offices, separately or in coalition ... An example of such a coalition being the one in existence between the Christian-Democratic Union of Germany and Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CDU/CSU) and the Free Democratic ... not come to be, forcing the creation of a coalition ...
Italian Parliament - Electoral System - Chamber of Deputies
... parties that pass thresholds of the total vote on a national basis Minimum 10% for a coalition ... Minimum 4% for any party not in a coalition ... Minimum 2% for any party in a coalition, except that the first party below 2% in a coalition does receive seats ...
Coalition - Computer Science
... In the computer field, and in the study of cognition, the entities can be called agents or daemons ... By definition, agents can form coalitions ...
Morihiro Hosokawa - Prime Minister
... the first time in thirty-eight years and was replaced by an eight-party coalition government which promised a series of social, political, and economic reforms ... Excluding the JCP, the coalition was backed by all of the former opposition parties, which included the newly formed JNP, the Japan Socialist Party, the Japan Renewal Party (Shinseito), Komeito, the Democratic ... Hosokawa, one of the major voices in forming the coalition, was chosen as the new Prime Minister ...
Votes At 16 - Coalition
... The Votes at 16 Coalition is a national group of major UK youth organisations, political parties and other supporters of the Votes at 16 Cause ... The coalition is led by a steering group of active members who include the British Youth Council, the Children's Rights Alliance for England, The Co-operative Group, the National Union of Students ...

More definitions of "coalition":

  • (noun): The state of being combined into one body.
    Synonyms: fusion