Dr Fako Likoti

Lesotho Times - - Opinion & Analysis -

merely a bare ma­jor­ity of leg­isla­tive seats.

In other words, al­liance par­ties work on mu­tual trust and agreed pro­ce­dures which fos­ter col­lec­tive de­ci­sion mak­ing and re­spon­si­bil­ity while re­spect­ing each party’s iden­tity.

Nnoli (1986) ar­gued that coali­tion gov­ern­ments are char­ac­terised by three dis­tinct fea­tures; firstly, that the le­gal frame­work that ex­ists be­tween three or more par­ties, sec­ondly, the high de­gree of frag­men­tary elec­toral ba­sis of each of these three or more po­lit­i­cal par­ties, fi­nally, the world has wit­nessed sev­eral coali­tions since World War II.

Ital­ians, for in­stance have or have had more than 20 coali­tion gov­ern­ments since the above pe­riod.

Nige­ria also has, since 1954, seen most gov­ern­ments based on one form of coali­tion or the other. Since 1954, al­liances were not only formed dur­ing or af­ter elec­tions

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