Coalition politics have played a unique role in the modern system of governance. It played a vital role in politics for bringing the smaller political parties closer by reducing the chances of serious conflicts. Coalitions can be governmental, which are formed after elections, and coalitions also can be formed before elections. Like most of the Third World countries, Pakistan is an emerging democratic state with a multi-party setup. Present research work tried to analyze different aspects of coalition politics since the creation of Pakistan; however, the scope of this research was restricted to the era from 2008 to 2013. The study has included the concept of coalitions, the formation of coalitions,their governance, terminations, and their implications on the politics of Pakistan. In order to get pinpoint the performance of the coalition during2008-2013, primary sources, including official documents, statements,and interviews, and secondary sources like books, journals, newspapers,and websites have been consulted. Basically, it is qualitative research, but sometimes quantitative material is also utilized. To complete the research,historical, descriptive, and experimental methods were used. The study revealed that how coalition politics has become a backbone of democracy in Pakistan, where many parties were getting representation in the legislative assembly. Here, the successful tenure of the PPP-led coalition gave new hope to the political stakeholders to work together for sustainable democracy in Pakistan.
1-Muhammad Touqeer Akhter Nasir: Ph.D. Scholar, Pakistan Study Center, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.2-Khan Faqir: Assistant Professor, Pakistan Study Center, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
Coalition Politics, Alliance Theory, PPP-led Coalition, Ruling Alliances, Politics of Pakistan 2008-2013, 18th Amendment Bill, Politics of Reconciliation