Hung parliament explained: UK election 2017 results in ‘hung parliament’ – TomoNews
LONDON — The British electorate voted on Thursday in a nailbiter ballot that saw that no party walk away with the 326-seat majority.
The result is a hung parliament, BBC News reported. A party needs at least 326 seats from 650 to govern with a majority.
According to British government information, a hung parliament occurs when no party wins a majority of the seats available in the House of Commons, which is the lower house of the country’s parliament.
A hung parliament gives rise to a scenario where the party with the most seats may not be able to pass legislation.
In such a scenario, a coalition government may be formed. This is an alliance negotiated between two or more parties to achieve the 326-seat majority.
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