Political Parties (C10)

What is a political party? Explain any four characteristics of a political party.


A political party is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government.

Characteristics of political party:

  1. Contest elections.

  2. They have their own programmes, policies and ideology.

  3. Political parties play a decisive role in making laws.

  4. Political parties form and run governments.

  5. Play important role of opposition.

  6. Parties shape public opinion.