A political party is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government.
An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office.
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The party agrees on some proposed policies and programmes, with a view to promoting the collective good or furthering their supporters' interests.
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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.
Many countries have numerous powerful political parties, such as Germany and India and some nations have one-party systems, such as China.
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe.
China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia.
India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.
The United States is in practice a two-party system, with many smaller parties participating.
The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
A two-party system is a party system where two major political parties dominate politics within a government.