Tag: parliament

48 How did Theresa May remain PM after her Brexit deal was rejected? 2019-01-17T12:10:59.683

41 Does the Brexit deal being voted down imply that Brexit is not going to happen? 2019-01-15T19:50:13.143

38 What is the meaning of grabbing the mace in the British parliament? 2018-12-11T09:08:26.247

38 Why does John Bercow say “unlock” after reading out the results of a vote? 2019-03-26T07:36:23.487

37 Have the UK Conservatives lost the working majority and if so, what does this mean? 2019-02-21T12:19:57.307

34 Why do most countries have so many members of parliament? 2020-02-18T05:41:05.797

33 What is the point of asking the Prime Minister about their engagements for the rest of the day? 2017-03-22T12:02:10.810

33 Why don't Sinn Féin take their seats in the UK parliament? 2017-07-06T11:58:45.673

33 Why is the new German parliament 12 % bigger? 2017-10-16T16:36:25.977

33 In the UK parliament, how much of Prime Minister's Questions is pre-planned? 2020-02-12T20:35:52.700

32 Why did Boris Johnson call for new elections? 2019-09-04T03:13:29.800

31 What is the difference between parliamentary and presidential governments? 2012-12-05T01:56:15.597

31 What does the British parliament hope to achieve by requesting a third Brexit extension? 2019-10-06T07:02:32.053

30 In parliamentary systems, why does the ruling party bother debating any legislation if they have enough votes to pass whatever they please? 2018-05-24T12:55:36.607

29 Why can a bill be blocked by one MP saying the word "object"? 2018-06-15T16:46:44.360

28 Why do members in the British parliament yell "whooo....." during debates? 2015-12-12T03:22:45.733

28 In the Weimar Republic what was the role of the people sitting on the left side of the speaker? 2018-03-09T08:11:14.813

28 Are British MPs missing the point, with these 'Indicative Votes'? 2019-04-01T14:50:25.140

27 What is the language of the Swiss national parliament? 2013-03-05T20:07:14.300

27 Could the Queen overturn the UK Supreme Court ruling regarding prorogation of Parliament? 2019-09-25T17:54:58.730

26 What power does the Queen have in the event of a Hung Parliament? 2017-06-09T10:16:50.553

26 What does Nicholas Watt mean that May has “enough tellers for her Brexit vote”? 2018-11-15T11:40:31.587

24 Is there an optimal size of a parliament? 2012-12-11T15:52:04.857

23 What does "direct Spanish rule over Catalonia" actually mean? 2017-10-19T11:11:30.980

23 How does a British Prime Minister 'sack' Ministers? 2018-07-04T07:02:24.440

23 Why are there so few impeachments in western democracies and so many votes of no confidence? 2018-12-04T10:04:26.997

22 In parliamentary democracy, how do Ministers compensate for their potential lack of relevant experience to run their own ministry? 2020-12-11T06:37:52.053

20 Are there examples of when Parliament decided against the results of a Referendum? 2016-06-24T05:06:07.457

20 Has a party that won an election ever lost its leader in the process? 2017-06-12T11:43:21.040

20 Why do some people in the British Parliament stand during the Prime Minister's Questions session? 2017-11-17T09:11:07.780

20 In the UK, what is pairing? 2018-07-19T17:24:57.383

20 If the UK government doesn't ask for article 50 extension, can parliament do it instead? 2019-09-01T16:40:30.973

20 What happens if nobody can form a government in Israel? 2019-09-18T23:06:35.537

19 Is there a precedent indicating what happens when a UK Prime Minister advises a monarch not to give Royal Assent to legislation passed by Parliament? 2019-08-30T08:45:53.067

18 Where can I find which MEP voted for which laws? 2018-07-13T10:23:32.933

18 What will happen if Parliament votes "no" on each of the Brexit-related votes to be held on the 12th, 13th and 14th of March? 2019-02-26T15:13:33.303

18 What power does the UK parliament hold over a Prime Minister whom they refuse to remove from power? 2019-10-07T17:11:11.047

18 What does "2 fingers to Scotland" mean in Peter Grant's statement about Johnson not listening to the SNP's Westminster leader speeches? 2019-10-28T19:54:08.273

17 Why are UK MPs allowed to abstain (but it counts as a no)? 2019-09-05T00:31:05.500

17 Why is the Speaker of the House of Commons (UK) elected by secret ballot? 2019-11-04T15:55:05.363

17 First non-elected person in line of succession for British Government or Parliament? 2020-02-17T00:11:00.750

16 Why is proportional representation not considered in any of the US states? 2013-01-25T00:37:20.990

16 Is Japan unique in allowing for a 牛歩 or "ox walk" filibuster? 2017-06-16T02:25:52.100

16 Why are some MPs referred to as "Mr"/"Mrs"/"Ms" 2018-06-06T15:46:56.883

16 What rule has John Bercow allegedly broken and in what way shall he have done that? 2019-01-09T16:43:02.770

16 Can the Queen refuse to suspend the Parliament? 2019-08-28T10:42:14.530

16 What jurisdiction do Scottish courts have over the Westminster parliament? 2019-09-11T09:39:39.940

15 Have parliamentary democracies been known to engage in "repeal wars" after elections? 2016-03-08T14:23:45.730

15 How do Whips enforce control over MPs in the UK Parliament? 2016-06-30T18:27:55.253

15 Has there ever been a situation in a modern Westminster parliament where there have been more independents than members of the second largest party? 2016-08-27T12:28:29.923

15 What is a Hung Parliament? 2017-06-09T11:40:54.280

15 How long can a vote of no confidence against the prime minister be delayed or avoided? 2018-12-18T10:01:38.817

15 What are the limits of parliamentary privilege? 2019-11-18T18:09:16.653

14 What is the difference between representative and parliamentary democracy? 2012-12-08T19:08:59.363

14 Will the British Parliament prevent "Brexit"? 2016-11-03T20:24:34.847

14 What authority does the Benelux parliament have? 2017-01-05T04:16:14.607

14 What are the constitutional and broader implications of today's vote by Parliament, finding that the govt was in contempt? 2018-12-04T18:14:41.940

13 Why is the result of Macron's party at the first round of French parlamentary elections "historical"? 2017-06-12T19:30:44.990

13 Post 1999 will anyone be entitled to sit in the House of Lords by heredity alone? 2019-02-01T17:46:45.317

13 Ballot anonymity at UK polling stations 2019-12-12T13:05:11.527

12 Why do members of parliament address the speaker instead of speaking normally? 2017-06-23T20:42:39.633

12 Number of attending days for MP's 2018-02-13T08:15:31.353

12 Can UK MPs vote on the same motion twice? 2019-03-26T08:47:02.700

12 Why did the Knesset vote to dissolve itself after Netanyahu failed to form a majority coalition? 2019-06-01T18:35:06.273

12 Why do non-federations need bicameral parliaments? 2021-01-13T10:03:44.827

11 Now since David Cameron is bound to leave the PM position, does he also give up his seat in the house? 2016-06-28T06:37:06.770

11 How can the Indian government ban old notes without passing any bill/law? 2017-01-03T11:52:33.730

11 Are UK party leaders typically from safe seats? 2017-05-15T18:33:50.763

11 Have there ever been Members of Parliament who weren't UK citizens? 2017-09-15T15:02:12.480

11 Have any MPs ever voted against their own government in a no confidence vote? 2019-01-16T13:51:49.387

11 Is there any way for the UK Prime Minister to make a motion directly dependent on Government confidence? 2019-04-17T11:12:35.947

11 Could the UK amend the European Withdrawal Act and revoke the Article 50 invocation? 2019-08-27T10:14:59.730

11 Has a law or amendment been passed without a vote in Parliament because there were no tellers before? 2019-09-04T18:48:31.467

11 Why did the Government cancel Saturday's Brexit-deal vote? 2019-10-19T15:13:34.427

10 Which US-style presidential democracies have survived long-term? 2016-08-07T20:39:52.130

10 Does the Polish parliament keep a compendium of its votes? 2016-12-16T17:40:21.137

10 Does the United Kingdom, in practice, have other constitutional principles which limit the principle of Parliamentary Sovereignty? 2017-04-20T10:40:50.000

10 How does "giving way" in the UK parliament work? 2018-12-11T14:39:11.190

10 Is Bercow still an MP obligated to representing his district? 2019-03-29T01:51:03.513

10 Why does the UK parliament need a vote on the political declaration? 2019-03-29T09:25:28.533

10 Does Parliament hold absolute power in the UK? 2019-04-12T15:26:54.040

10 What is the point of Germany's 299 "party seats" in the Bundestag? 2019-04-28T07:29:05.080

10 Minimum number of MPs 2019-09-30T09:45:17.963

10 What are Henry VIII powers? 2019-12-07T14:35:51.813

10 Is regular Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) something unique to the Westminister system? 2021-01-02T06:08:31.073

9 How do parties justify a chief whip? 2014-07-17T12:18:41.440

9 What are the arguments in favor of the "first past the post" system? 2015-05-08T12:07:15.603

9 Are there any other entities, apart from Flanders, whose parliament and government are located outside its territory? 2016-11-28T13:10:33.633

9 Why does the UK Parliament still prohibit members from resigning? 2016-11-30T17:00:41.893

9 Can the same individual be MP in a national and the EU parliament? 2017-02-13T18:18:20.677

9 Do the religious and hereditary members of the house of lords have real political power? 2017-03-01T19:54:31.293

9 What is a "humble address" in the UK parliament? 2017-11-03T15:23:37.257

9 What are the limits to the power of the City Remembrancer? 2018-08-27T07:21:18.740

9 Why do some German MPs hold cards up whenever there is a vote in the Bundestag? 2019-01-24T19:18:47.180

9 Running a General Election and the European Elections together 2019-03-30T07:29:54.413

9 To what extent do precedents in Westminster systems apply in other countries that use it? 2019-06-09T10:23:03.507

9 How soon does the PM have to present a passed bill for royal assent? 2019-09-02T05:18:22.120

9 Is it ever possible to suspend the PM from the House of Commons? 2019-09-28T14:58:58.310

9 Parliament Cannot Bind Future Parliaments 2019-10-02T15:14:21.877