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The cartoon above refers to the problems of running Germany’s grand coalition government that includes the country's two major parties, namely the Christian Democratic Union and the Social Democratic Party. The two parties are rivals to each other. They had to form a coalition government because neither of them got a clear majority of seats on their own in the 2005 elections. They take divergent positions on several policy matters but jointly run the government.

Source (edited): NCERT


How does a democratic system, at times, cause such a challenge?



Democracy enables people to vote for their chosen representatives. In the absence of a clear majority, political parties may form a coalition.

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