In a Democracy every party that participates in an election is there to win. However, after the results are out, the party that gets the majority of the votes heads the government and those that do not, sit in the opposition. But what happens when no party gets an overwhelming mandate from the voters? In a mature democracy, two or more parties come together to make the requisite numbers and attempt to run a viable government with the singular motive of providing good governance. It does not behove a responsible political party, which has the backing of a large section of the electorate, to refuse to respect a split verdict and, instead, force a re-election. For, how can one be certain that a re-election will provide a clear verdict? Besides, is a split verdict too not a mandate? A mandate to provide collaborative governance?