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The Mexican government has announced its plans to raise the minimum wage next year.
a democratically elected government
The laws will take power from the federal government (=government for the whole country) and give it to state and local authorities.
The tax surplus is to be given to local governments to spend as they see fit.
Under the Conservative government things were very different.
The party with an overall majority is then asked to form a government.
The Congress Party is threatening to quit the coalition government.
I’m not sure these reforms will necessarily lead to more effective government.
This is the American English definition of government. View British English definition of government.