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Question 1: In parliamentary systems, party discipline is strong enough so that the one common scenario for a vote of no confidence to occur is after the governing party loses enough by-elections to become a ________.
Minority governmentAlex SalmondCarwyn JonesLabour Party (UK)

Question 2: For example, Andrea Horwath's win in an ________ provincial by-election in 2004 allowed the Ontario NDP to regain official party status with important results in terms of parliamentary privileges and funding.
OntarioBritish ColumbiaQuebecCanada

Question 3: The sole exception to this pattern was the Newry and Armagh by-election, where Seamus Mallon of the Irish nationalist and pro Anglo-Irish Agreement ________ (SDLP) was able to take the seat.
Social Democratic and Labour PartyDemocratic Unionist PartyUlster Unionist PartySinn Féin

Question 4: In 1942, new Conservative Party leader ________ sought to enter the Canadian House of Commons through a by-election in York South.
Arthur MeighenCharles TupperR. B. BennettMackenzie Bowell

Question 5: By-elections may be used as a means for a political party, particularly a governing party, to bring ________ into parliament.
Ujjal DosanjhStar candidateLiberal Party candidates, 2008 Canadian federal electionStéphane Dion

Question 6: In the ________ they are called special elections, and are held when a seat in Congress, a state legislature or at the local level has become vacant.
AlaskaPhilippinesUnited StatesCanada

Question 7: All but one of the Unionists were re-elected, many with extremely large majorities, against pro-Agreement or in some cases ________ opponents.
Provisional Irish Republican ArmyOfficial Irish Republican ArmyIrish republicanismThe Troubles

Question 8: The MPs, from the Ulster Unionist Party, Democratic Unionist Party and Ulster Popular Unionist Party, did this to highlight their opposition to the ________.
The TroublesAnglo-Irish AgreementSocial Democratic and Labour PartyNorthern Ireland

Question 9: When one seat in a ________ constituency becomes vacant, the consequences vary.
D'Hondt methodCyprusUnited StatesProportional representation

Question 10: United States: ________
107th United States CongressList of special elections to the United States House of Representatives110th United States Congress105th United States Congress


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