two-party system


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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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All this indicates to me is that we no longer have a Democrat and Republican two-party system.
The success of the federal system in Australia is founded on the inherited British Westminster conventions and strengthened by a strong two-party system.
Solis, whose 2014 victory ended the Central American country's decades-long de-facto two-party system, is barred by the constitution from seeking a second consecutive term.
Chief executive Darren Hughes said: "The majority of votes are going to waste, with millions still stuck in the electoral black hole of winnertakes-all - meaning a diverse and shifting public having to work around a broken two-party system.
From the early 1980s, significant minor parties began to emerge which changed the political landscape, putting the two-party system under threat.
Our two-party system divides us more than ever, and with the help of complicit media, the political machine spews venom left and right as never before.
Even though intense acrimony is clear throughout American history, I am left wondering if it will really serve our nation into the future or whether our two-party system becomes a de facto one-party system through congressional gerrymandering and demagoguery.
America's two-party system makes it hard for third-party candidates to break through.
Common sense tells us that the days of the two-party system have long gone.
I think that the Americans should do away with the current two-party system.
A complete collapse of confidence in the existing two-party system in Austria allowed for a flabbergasting result in the first round of the country's presidential election on Sunday, as Norbert Hofer, the candidate for the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), won 35.
French sociologist Maurice Duverger theorized in the 1950s that this kind of setup leads to what is effectively a two-party system.