multipartyism

multipartyism

(ˌmʌltɪˈpɑːtɪˌɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political system in which two or more political parties contest elections
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the advocacy of such a system
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Incidentally, it was Timona and Joseph Wamumbe who inspired DeMathew in his early music career, particularly with the "Jennifer' song.Speaking to the Nation Monday, Timona recalled how he, DeMathew and Sam Muraya went into temporarily self-exile to Uganda in 1993 over some controversial songs they had released at the height of the struggle for multipartyism in Kenya.
He advised for the change to multipartyism. When pleaded with to continue presiding over political affairs in Tanzania he, as a good student of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar", turned the request by the people down, and offered to bow out of the Presidency.
Sudan has witnessed a short period of multipartyism and a long period of dictatorship.
Decision Making in Political Systems: Veto Players in Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, Multicameralism, and Multipartyism. British Journal of Political Science 25, no.
"Decision Making in Political Systems: Veto Players in Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, Multicameralism and Multipartyism." British Journal of Political Science, 25(3), 1995, 289-325.
Western states, including both the United States and Africa's former colonizers, were generally pushing for "democracy" or at least some form of "multipartyism," their efforts proved limited.
Enough stakeholders remained convinced by this argumentation to continue funding and participating in it until 2003, when the president's party introduced an omnibus bill in parliament offered the carrot of a return to multipartyism in return for MPs also voting in favour of lifting the two-term presidential limit.
By this term I do not mean to indicate the multipartyism that claims to be democratic.
Both countries share commonalities due to their colonial history and their adoption of single-party politics and later multipartyism. The incumbents in presidential positions in both countries had tried to extend their terms of office by manipulating the constitution.
(54.) On the importance of veto players in political systems see George Tsebelis, Decision Making in Political Systems: Veto Players in Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, Multicameralism and Multipartyism, 25 BRIT.
(1995) Decision Making in Political Systems: Veto Players in Presedentialism, Multicameralism and Multipartyism. British Journal of Political Science 25:3, 289-325.