Vote of No-Confidence

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A Vote of No Confidence, also called "Motion of Non-Confidence" is a parliamentary motion traditionally put before a parliament by the opposition in the hope of defeating or embarrassing a government. On rare occasions, it may also be put on the parliamentary order paper by an erstwhile supporter who themselves have lost confidence in the government. The motion is passed or rejected by means of a parliamentary vote.

Typically, when parliament votes No Confidence, or where it fails to vote confidence, a government must either

1. resign, or
2. seek a parliamentary dissolution and request a General Election.
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