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3.7 Forming a Government

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Once the outcome of an election is known, the Governor will invite the parliamentary  leader of the political party or coalition of parties which has a majority of seats in the Legislative Assembly to form a government.  That government will remain in power until the next election, unless the members of the Legislative Assembly lose confidence in the government, in which case the Governor may invite the leader of some other party to form a government.  If a vote of no confidence in the government is passed and no party or coalition of parties is able to command majority support in the Legislative Assembly the Governor would usually require that a fresh election be called.


Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.