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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Sidebar|sidebar}} A political party is an organization of people which seeks to achieve goals common to its members through the acquisition and exercise of political power.

While there is some international commonality in the way political parties are recognized, and in how they operate, there are often many differences, and some are significant. Many political parties have an ideological core, but some do not, and many represent very different ideologies than they did when first founded. In democracies, political parties are elected to run a government by the electorate. Many countries have numerous powerful political parties, such as Germany and India and some nations are one party systems, such as China.


Political party sections
Intro  Historical dimensions  Structure  Regulation  Partisan style  Party funding  International organizations of political parties  Types of political parties  See also  References  Bibliography  External links  

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