Where did the practice of ‘Shadow Cabinet’ originate ?

(1) United States of America
(2) Great Britain
(3) Italy
(4) France

Correct Answer : The practice of ‘Shadow Cabinet’ originated in Great Britain.

Explanation :

The concept of ‘Shadow Cabinet’ evolved from an informal process in the British Parliament.

From the mid-nineteenth century in Britain, a distinct and organized opposition began to emerge, who used to work as alternate Cabinet.

The Shadow Cabinet is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition form an alternative cabinet to the government’s, whose members shadow or mark each individual member of the Cabinet.

Members of a this type of cabinet are often but not always appointed to a Cabinet post if and when their party gets into government. In the United Kingdom and Canada the major opposition party and specifically its shadow cabinet is called His or Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.

Now, most of other components was introduced in the Australian political system.

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