GLOSSARY

PARTISANSHIP

A person who is strongly committed to a party, group, or function. Partisanship is marked by a tendency to take a side and an inability to take a balanced view.

RULING PARTY

The political party that runs the government.

DEFECTION

Changing party allegiance from the party on which a person got elected to a different party.

AFFIDAVIT

A signed document is submitted to an officer, where a person makes a person sworn statement regarding her personal information.

ONE-PARTY SYSTEM

only one party is allowed to control and run the government.

TWO-PARTY SYSTEM

Power usually changes between two main parties.

MULTI-PARTY SYSTEM

Several parties compete for power, and more than two parties have a reasonable chance of coming into power either on their strength or in alliance with others.

AN ALLIANCE

When several parties in a multi-party system join hands to contest elections and win power.

AUTOCRACIES

Autocracies often have a single party that governs the country, and some political scientists consider competition between two or more parties essential to democracy.

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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.