Party System

Government SSS 1 Third Term


Party System

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to explain:

    i. Meaning of Party system

    ii. Types of Party system.

    iii. Characteristics of the party system.


Meaning of Party System

Party system is defined as the conduct of government based on the number of political parties within the system.

Types of party system

i. One-party system

ii. Two-party system

iii. Multi-party system

One Party or Single Party System

This may be defined as a party system in which only one legal and legitimate political party is constitutionally recognised in the country. One-party system is a common feature of communist or socialist countries. Example, countries like North Korea and China, Malawi, Kenya,.... View More

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