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Multi-party initiatives are becoming increasingly popular among the members of the parliament of Country W. Although legislation proposed under the auspices of more than one party may not adhere as strictly to the agenda of each of the parties involved as legislation proposed by only one party, the political backing of the voting blocs represented by the cooperating parties make such proposals more likely to pass than proposals that come from a single faction alone. The benefit of multi-party initiatives is that legislation important to the general welfare of Country W that might otherwise have foundered in inter-party disagreements can effectively be enacted.

Which of the following can be inferred from the passage above?

a.Multi-party initiatives deal with proposals too large and complex for a single party to have passed into law.
b.Multi-party initiatives produce a confluence of ideas that results in legislation that is generally better overall for the welfare of Country W.
c.Multi-party initiatives have in the past been less common in the government of Country W than now.
d.Jointly-supported proposals represent only the interests of the parties that back their passage into law.
e.Jointly-supported proposals are not any more likely to be passed into law than proposals presented by individual parties.

I do not quite understand how C is the OA.

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Hi tanvis1120,

a. Multi-party initiatives deal with proposals too large and complex for a single party to have passed into law.
Incorrect. While the passage says that multi-party initiatives are more likely to pass than single-party initiatives, it does not suggest that it has anything to do with the proposals being too large and complex for a single party to pass into law. There could be many reasons for why multi-party initiatives pass.

b. Multi-party initiatives produce a confluence of ideas that results in legislation that is generally better overall for the welfare of Country W.
Incorrect. While the passage says that multi-party initiatives are more likely to pass than single-party initiatives, it does not suggest that it has anything to do with a confluence of ideas. There could be many reasons for why multi-party initiatives pass.

c. Multi-party initiatives have in the past been less common in the government of Country W than now.
Correct. In fact, it's stated in the opening sentence, "Multi-party initiatives are becoming increasingly popular" - i.e. more popular, and thus more common, now than they were in the past.

d. Jointly-supported proposals represent only the interests of the parties that back their passage into law.
Incorrect. This directly contradicts the passage, which says that such legislation is "important to the general welfare" of the country, i.e. not only important to specific parties.

e. Jointly-supported proposals are not any more likely to be passed into law than proposals presented by individual parties.
Incorrect. This directly contradicts the argument made in the passage. We are told that "cooperating parties make such proposals more likely to pass than proposals that come from a single faction alone."

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