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23 terms

Gov 5

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political party and their functions
a group of persons who seek to control government through winning of elections and the holding of public office
partisanship
government action based on firm allegiance to a political party
two-party system
a political system dominated by two major parties
single-member district
electoral district from which one person is chosen by voters for each elected office
plurality
the number of votes that the leading candidate obtains over the next highest candidate in an election
bipartisan
supported by two parties
pluralistic society
a society which consists of several distinct cultures or groups
consensus
general agreement among various groups on fundamental matters; broad agreement on public questions
multiparty system
a system in which several major and many lesser parties exist, seriously compete for, and actually win, public offices
electorate
all of the people entitled to vote in a given election
coalition
a temporary alliance of several groups who come together to form a working majority and so to control a government
one-party system
a political system in which only one party exists
incumbent
the current officeholder
factions
conflicting groups
sectionalism
a narrow-minded concern for, or devotion to, the interests of one section of a country
coattail effect
the effect of a strong candidate running for an office at the top of a ballot helping to attract voters to other candidates on the party's ticket
ideological parties
parties based on a particular set of beliefs, a comprehensive view of social, economic and political matters
single-issue parties
parties that concentrate on only one public policy matter
economic protest parties
parties rooted in poor economic times, lacking a clear ideological base, dissatisfied with current conditions and demanding better times
splinter parties
parties that have split away from one of the major parties
ward
a unit into which cities are often divided for the election of city council members
precinct
the smallest unit of election administration; a voting district
split-ticket voting
voting for candidates of different parties for different offices at the same election