What are the functions of a Political Party?



Points to remember

Answer to be written in Exam:

Parties perform a series of functions:

  1. Parties contest elections.
  2. Parties put forward different policies and programs and the voters choose from them.
  3. Parties play a decisive role in making laws for a country.
  4. Parties form and run governments .
  5. The big policy decisions are taken by a political executive that comes from the political parties. Parties recruit leaders, train them and then make them ministers to run the government in the way they want.
  6. Those parties that lose in the elections play the role of opposition t o the parties in power, by voicing different views and criticizing the government for its failures or wrong policies.
  7. Parties shape public opinion.
  8. Parties provide people access to government machinery and welfare schemes implemented by governments.

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