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)