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plitical party
a group of persons who seek 2 control a gov theough the wining of elections and holing of public office
major parties
republicans and democrates in American politics
partisanship
strong support of thei party and its policy stands
party in power
party that controls the executive branch
minor party
party with out wide vote or support
2 party system
a political system dominated by 2 parties
single member district
electorial distrrict from which one person is chosen by the voters for each elected office.
pluralistic society
one consisting of seeral distincs cultures and groups
consensus
general agreement among vatious groups on fundamental matters' broad agreement on public questions
plurality
largest # of votes cast for the office
bipartisan
2 major parties find common ground and work togather
pluristic souciety
one consisting of several distincs cultures and groups
multiparty
system in which several major and many lesser parties existsts seriously compete for and acttuall7y win public office
coalition
temerary alliances with seveal groups to work togatherand control government (works if more than 2 partys)
one party system
pilitical system in which only 1 party exists
incument
current office holder
factions
conflicting groups
electorate
ppl eligible 2 cote
sectionalism
narrow minded concen for or devotion to the interests of one section of a country
ideological parties
those based on a particular set of beliefs
single issure parties
parties that concentrate on only one public policy matter.
economic protest parties
groups that haven't had any clear cut ideological base splinter parties
ssplinter parties
those that have split away from one of the major parties
ward
a unit into which cities are of ten dided for the electionof city council members
precinct
thesmallest unit of election administration
split-ticket
voting voting candidate different parties 4 different offices at same election