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an organization to gain political power, a group of persons who seek to control government through the winning of elections and the holding of public office
in American politics, the Republican and the Democratic parties
the strong support of their party and its policy stands
party in power
In American politics, the party in power is the party that controls the executive branch of government—i.e., the presidency at the national level, or the governship at the State level
One of the many political parties without wide voter support in this country.
political party system with two major political parties, political party system with two major political parties
An electoral district in which voters choose one representative or official.
a large indefinite number
supported by both sides
one consisting of several distinct cultures and groups
general agreement among a group of people
a system in which several major and many lesser parties exist, seriously compete for, and actually win, public offices
A temporary alliance of several groups who come together to form a working majority and so to control a government.
political party system that has only one official political party
the official who holds an office
a group or clique within a larger group, party, or government
the people eligible to vote
Loyalty to one's own region of the country, rather than to the nation as a whole
parties based on a particular set of beliefs, a comprehensive view of social, economic, and political matters.
parties that concentrate on only one public policy matter
economic protest parties
rooted in periods of economic discontent
those that have split away from one of the major parties
A unit into which cities are often divided for the election of city council members.
the smallest unit of election administration; a voting district
voting for candidates of different parties for different offices at the same election.
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