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two-party system

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a condition or system in which two major parties dominate a political unit
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Voters, fed up of Spain's traditional two party system are increasingly lending their support to Podemos (We Can) and Ciudadanos (Citizens), who now pose a real threat to the PP and PSOE in the run up to Spain's general elections.
Appropriate for undergraduate history students and general readers with an interest in American politics, this volume on the traditional two party system examines the history of American political parties and explores the ways in which these organizations mediate the democratic experience.
Now he's telling us that the two party system doesn't include the Lib Dems which seems strange as they have just put his party into diluted power.
Nor the two party system but multiple party system was in place in Pakistan, he held.
India cannot be fitted into a so-called two party system.
Saying that rejecting the two party system will further American civil rights, help purge corruption, and other benefits, that a revolt of this magnitude is needed to put America on the right track, not a democrat or Republican in the White House.
We also understand the historic role that challenges to the two party system have played in raising crucial causes that major parties eventually adopt: from abolition of slavery to the eight-hour day, from unemployment insurance to Social Security.