Civics

Political Parties

Question:

What are the different types of political party system?

Answer:

There are three major systems in political parties. They are
(a) The One-Party System,
(b) The Two-party System,
(c) The Multi-party System.
(a) The One-party System
In China, only the Communist Party is allowed to rule. This is not a good option since it is not a democratic system. A democratic system must have at least two parties and each party must have a fair chance of forming the government.
(b) The Two-party System
Although there may be many parties in the country, only the two largest ones have a realistic chance of forming the government. This is seen in the USA.
(c) The Multi-party System
Several parties compete for power and each has a chance of coming into power on its own, or in alliance with others. We see this in India. In the 2004 general elections, there were three major alliances, or fronts. The National Democratic Alliance, the United Progressive Alliance and the Left Front.
We cannot say that any of these systems is better than the other, since these systems evolve over time, and the social and cultural norms of each country play a major role in the kind of system that evolves. The multi-party system in India is the result of the diversity of culture seen in the country.

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Political Parties

Q 1.

Suggest some reforms to strengthen parties so that they perform their functions well?

Q 2.

State the various functions political parties perform in a democracy.

Q 3.

A group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government is called a _____________________.

Q 4.

How many parties are registered with the Election commission of India?

Q 5.

What are the different types of political party system?

Q 6.

What are the characteristics of a political party?

Q 7.

What are the criteria set by the Election Commission of India for Political Parties?

Q 8.

Write a brief note on State Parties in India.

Q 9.

Mention the three major components of Political Parties.

Q 10.

What are the various challenges faced by political parties?

Q 11.

What are the different types of political party system?

Q 12.

Write a brief note on the Indian national congress.

Q 13.

Write a brief note on State Parties in India.

Q 14.

What is a political party?

Q 15.

Write a brief note on Bharatiya Janata Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party.

Q 16.

What are the two major Questions that come to ones mind when we talk about political parties?

Q 17.

Write a brief note on the Indian national congress.