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More or less. But there can be different levels of this, too:
  1. the minority government and the party tolerating it can sign an agreement (this happened in Hessen), an agreement that may specify some crucial laws which the opposition party will approve too (the annual budgets for example);
  2. or there is just a written agreement between the parties about the government approval vote;
  3. or there is no agreement with an opposition party at all, only a vocal agreement with some opposition MPs, who may or may not be rebels within their party (I have now read on Wikipedia that a minority government in West Berlin in the eighties was such a case, with some freewheeling FDP MPs supporting a CDU minority government).


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon May 10th, 2010 at 02:42:41 PM EST
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