How is a government of alliances formed?
- When several parties in a multi-party system join hands for the purpose of contesting elections and winning power, it is called an alliance or front.
- In India, there were three major alliances in 2004 parliamentary elections.
- These were the National Democratic Alliance or NDA formed by BJP and its allies. Then the United Progressive Alliance or UPA led by Congress and its allies. The third one was the Left Front, which is formed by Communists or their parties like CPI and CPI(M).