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    • UK POLITICAL SYSTEMCOMPLETE THE FOLLOWING TEXT ABOUT THE BRITISH POLITICAL SYSTEM WITH THE WORDS IN THE BOXBELOW. CHECK THE ORIGINAL TEXT AT www.esolcourses.com/content/lifeintheuk/politics/general-elections-reading-quiz.htmlParliamentParliament is the (1)_____________ of the UK government.The main functions of Parliament are to (2)___________ laws, to finance through taxation the workof government, to scrutinise government (3)___________and administration, including proposals forexpenditure, and to debate the major (4)___________ of the day.General ElectionsIn a general election, every area in the country votes for one Member of Parliament (MP) to representthem in the House of (5)___________. There are 650 geographical areas, called (6)______________.To be eligible to vote in a general election you must be (7)____________to vote and aged 18 or over.Each eligible voter has one vote in their local constituency, and the (8)_____________with the mostvotes becomes the MP for that area. This voting system is called first past the post. Usually thepolitical party with the most MPs then forms the (9)_____________– though if there is no overallwinner, a hung parliament may result. Two or more parties with a combined majority of MPs mayform a (10)_____________ government.There has to be a general election at least every five years. The Prime Minister decides when to(11)___________ an election. The last general election was (12)___________ on 6 May 2010.If an MP dies or (13)___________ between elections, there is a (14)__________in their constituency. seat pass policy issues Commons constituencies registered candidate government coalition call held resigns by-election