Talk:Snap election

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United States and United Kingdom[edit]

Why does the United States, which does not have snap elections (or the concept of dissolving the legislature, for that matter) have treatment in this article, but not the mother of the Westminster system, the United Kingdom? -Rrius (talk) 22:10, 23 June 2008 (UTC)


The examples from the Knesset seem to have occurred because of breakdowns in governing coalitions -- which isn't usually considered a 'snap election' -- because an election is required (or at least expected) when a parliamentary governmnet loses confidence of the parliament -- but I'm not that familiar with Israeli politics, so not sure if they should remain in the article. DanTrent (talk) 22:37, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Sounds like the situation in Denmark. There are many different variants in laws and practises in different countries, and the definitions given in the article do not consider all possibilities. I cannot say how to fix this, but something is amiss.-- (talk) 10:00, 22 December 2014 (UTC)


According to our lead, the winners of a snap election will sit a full term, not just what is left of a the term. But according to the section on Sweden, this is not the case here. However, the Swedish 2015 elections do not meet the definitions of "special elections" or "recall elections" either. Something needs to be fixed here, but not being an expert I cannot say how.-- (talk) 09:34, 15 December 2014 (UTC)