10 tips for successful multi-party coalition governance
Statistical research tells us multi-party coalitions are often backed by larger and less volatile shares of the electorate than single-party governments. This we all anticipated.
What many of us might not have already known: Although having less electoral influence, voters tend to be more loyal to their parties in coalitions; between elections, single-party regimes lose bigger voter proportions on average than senior coalition partners who compromised politically. (1)
This suggests, if generalisation is to be trusted, that many voters support coalition governance — reason enough to research the most crucial do’s and don’ts of coalition building and multi-party management. Here are 10 useful takeaways for you: