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gov. action based on firm allegiance to a political party
partisanship
a political system dominated by two major parties
two-party system
electoral district from which one person is chosen by the voters for each elected office
single-member districts
in an election, the number of votes that the leading candidate obtains over th enext highest candidate
plurality
supported by two parties
bipartisan
a society which consists of several distinct cultures and groups
pluralistic society
general agreement among various groups on fundamental matters; broad agreement on public questions
consensus
a system in which several major and many lesser parties exist, seriousy compete for, and actually win, public offices
multiparty system
all of the people entitled to vote in a given election
electorate
a temporary alliance of several groups who come together to form a working majority and so to control a gov.
coalition
a political system in which only one party exists
one-party system
the current officeholder
incumbent
conflicting groups
factions
a narrow-minded concern for, or devotion to, the itnerests of one section of a country
sectionalism
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
coattail effect
parties based on a particular set of beliefs, a comprehensive view of social, economic, and political matters
ideological parties
parties that concentrate on only one public policy matter
single-issue parties
parties rooted in poor economic times, lacking a clear idological base, dissatisfied with current conditions adn demanding better times
economic protest parties
partiest tha thave split away from one of the major parties
splinter parties
a unite into which cities are often divided for the election of city council members
ward
the smallest unit of election administration; a voting district
precinct
voting for candidates of diff partiest for diff offices at teh same election
split-ticket voting