A government based on a combination of political parties. The prime minister of the nation selects a few ministers from other parties to serve as heads of various departments of the government. These ministers form an advisory group often known as a cabinet.
a means to an end, namely efficient governance, and not an end in itself
A majority government or a minority government made up of two or more parties. See also: single-party government.
A government formed from more than one party.
a government that is formed and consists of ministers from two or more parties. A coalition government can be in either a majority government or a minority government situation in the House of Commons (see below). Commission of Inquiry: called at the behest of the government, usually to investigate matters pertaining to good government or the conduct of government business of great importance and usually controversy. Commissions of inquiry (or Royal Commissions) usually involve research into an issue and consultations with experts both within and outside of government. Public consultations are often held as well. The commission may also be given investigatory powers, including the power to summon witnesses to testify under oath. Commissions usually publish their findings and policy recommendations.
A coalition government, or coalition cabinet, is a cabinet in parliamentary government in which several parties cooperate. The usual reason for this arrangement is that no party on its own has a majority in the parliament. In times of crisis such as a war or a major economic or political crisis parties may form an all-party coalition often called as a National Unity Government or a Grand Coalition.