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Spanish parliament votes down Socialist bid to form govt

It is the first time that a candidate for prime minister has lost both confidence votes since Spain returned to democracy following the death of longtime dictator General Francisco Franco in 1975.

Turkey`s election board proposes November 1 for snap polls

Turkey`s higher election board proposed November 1 as a possible date for early elections, after efforts to form a coalition government following inconclusive June 7 polls has so far failed, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported on Thursday. 

J&K likely to get BJP-PDP coalition government soon: Nirmal Singh

Jammu and Kashmir is likely to have a BJP-PDP coalition government soon as the two parties are believed to have firmed up a "carefully drafted" Common Minimum Programme (CMP) touching all controversial issues like Article 370 and AFSPA.

BJP, Shiv Sena revive hopes of coalition govt in Maharashtra

After days of stand-off, Shiv Sena and BJP today struck a conciliatory note following last night's talks between their leaders in Delhi, reviving hopes of a saffron coalition government in Maharashtra.

Afghan presidential candidate rules out coalition deal

Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani ruled out a coalition government with his rival Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday, quashing hopes for a power-sharing deal to defuse tensions that have threatened to split Afghanistan along ethnic lines.

Language-split Belgium teeters back into crisis

Belgium risked plunging into a fresh political crisis on Wednesday after attempts to form a coalition government collapsed amid allegations Flemish nationalists were not committed to keeping the country together.

Are JD-U, RJD running coalition govt in Bihar, asks BJP

BJP on Friday asked its former ally JD(U) whether it was running a coalition government with RJD in Bihar saying it did not have the requisite numbers to remain in power.

Regional aspirations act as deterrent in coalition govt: Congress

After heading two successive coalitions, Congress conceded that diverse needs of country through regional aspirations sometime act as "deterrents" in a coalition Government.

Merkel`s CDU, SPD move closer to form new coalition govt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Opposition Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to hold a third round of talks on Thursday as the two parties moved closer to form a new coalition government.

India Inc sees coalition government at the centre in 2014

With less than a year left for the general elections, India Inc feels that no single party will be able to muster enough seats to form government at the centre and hopes that it would be a stable coalition in 2014.

Berlusconi lays out price of preserving Italian government

Italy`s center right must push through justice reform or withdraw from the coalition government, Silvio Berlusconi told his People of Freedom party on Friday after his conviction for tax fraud was upheld by the supreme court.

Greece coalition partner pulls out ministers

Greece`s coalition govt lost its smallest partner after an emergency talks failed to break a deadlock caused by the dramatic closure of state broadcaster ERT.

Two injured in shooting as new Italy government sworn in

Two people were wounded Sunday during a shooting outside Italian government offices while the country`s new ministers were being sworn in, Italian media said.

Enrico Letta formally sworn in as Italian PM

Italy prepared to swear in a new coalition government Sunday, bringing fresh hope to a country mired in recession after months of a bitter post-election deadlock watched closely by European partners.

Future belongs to coalition governments: Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said the era of one-party rule was over and the future belongs to coalition governments.

Impossible to eradicate corruption in coalition govt: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said it is impossible to eradicate corruption in a coalition government.

Greece coalition government likely on Wednesday

As talks for formation of new ‘coalition’ government in Greece enter into second day, leaders are hopeful for formation of a new government.

Coalition governments are weak: Katju

PCI chairman Markandey Katju said coalition governments were "weak" and not taking decisions to arm the media watchdog.

Tunisia coalition government to be formed in days

Tunisia became the birth-place of the "Arab Spring" uprisings when it ousted its president this year.

Winning Thai leader forming coalition government

Yingluck Shinawatra`s party has won a majority of 265 seats in 500-seat lower house of Parliament.