political machine

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Noun1.political machine - a group that controls the activities of a political party; "he was endorsed by the Democratic machine"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
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These corrupt relations and practices, including political clientelism, have been evolving and interplaying to the point [where they have become] a system of [their] own.
Of course, it is more malleable than race or gender, and is essentially a form of political clientelism.
Geagea also outlined the Party's current struggle at the national level as falling in two dimensions, namely the building of a robust state with intact, healthy constitutional institutions, and the fight against corruption, underdevelopment and political clientelism in society and within the state.
The International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy held a conference in Quito, Ecuador in November 2010 to explore how political clientelism works and evolves in the context of modern developing democracies, with an emphasis on social policies to reduce poverty.