What is political party?

  • (noun): An organization to gain political power.
    Synonyms: party

Political Party

A political party (from Latin: pars, Genitive partis, "part", "portion") is a political organization that typically seeks to influence government policy, usually by nominating candidates with aligned political views and trying to seat them in political office. Parties participate in electoral campaigns and educational outreach or protest actions. Parties often espouse an expressed ideology or vision bolstered by a written platform with specific goals, forming a coalition among disparate interests.

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Political Party - Types of Political Parties
... The French political scientist Maurice Duverger drew a distinction between cadre parties and mass parties ... Cadre parties were political elites that were concerned with contesting elections and restricted the influence of outsiders, who were only required to ... tried to recruit new members who were a source of party income and were often expected to spread party ideology as well as assist in elections ...

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