Coalition governments are a common electoral outcome in many parts of the world. Both large and small parties have a chance to participate in government and hold important ministerial positions.
But is there a downside to being a coalition partner? Take a look at recent election results in Europe. After the 2017 German elections, the Social Democratic party (SPD) — one of the two largest parties in Germany — saw its vote share drop to the lowest in decades. In the European Parliament elections, the SPD came in a distant third with only 15.8 percent of the vote.
In the Danish elections in June, the Liberal Alliance’s (LA) vote share dropped from the previous election.… Seguir leyendo »