political party

noun
an organization to gain political power (Freq. 1)
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in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level

Syn: ↑party
Hypernyms: ↑organization, ↑organisation
Hyponyms:
American Labor Party, ↑American Party, ↑Know-Nothing Party, ↑Anti-Masonic Party, ↑Black Panthers, ↑Communist Party, ↑Conservative Party, ↑Constitutional Union Party, ↑Democratic Party, ↑Democratic-Republican Party, ↑Farmer-Labor Party, ↑Federalist Party, ↑American Federalist Party, ↑Federal Party, ↑Free Soil Party, ↑Gironde, ↑Green Party, ↑Greenback Party, ↑Kuomintang, ↑Guomindang, ↑labor party, ↑labour party, ↑Liberal Democrat Party, ↑Liberal Party, ↑Liberty Party, ↑Militant Tendency, ↑National Socialist German Workers' Party, ↑Nazi Party, ↑People's Party, ↑Populist Party, ↑Progressive Party, ↑Bull Moose Party, ↑Prohibition Party, ↑Republican Party, ↑GOP, ↑Social Democratic Party, ↑Socialist Labor Party, ↑Socialist Party, ↑States' Rights Democratic Party, ↑Dixiecrats, ↑war party, ↑Whig Party, ↑third party, ↑Opposition
Member Holonyms: ↑political system, ↑form of government

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Political parties include:
Australian Democrats
Australian Greens
Australian Labor Party (ALP)
Liberal Party of Australia
National Party of Australia
One Nation
Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (FPÖ) [Freedom Party]
Liberales Forum (LF) [Liberal Forum]
Österreichische Volkspartei (ÖVP) [Austrian People's Party]
Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs (SPÖ) [Social Democratic Party of Austria]
Anders gaan Leven (AGALEV) [Flemish Greens]
Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams (CD&V) [Christian-Democratic and Flemish Party]
Ecologistes Confédérés pour l'Organisation de Luttes Originales (ECOLO) [French Greens]
Parti Réformateur Libéral (PRL) [Liberal Reform Party]
Parti Social Chrétien (PSC) [Christian Social Party]
Parti Socialiste (PS) [Socialist Party]
Social Progressive Alternative (SPA) [Flemish Socialist Party]
Vlaams Blok (VB) [Flemish Bloc]
Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (VLD) [Flemish Liberal Democrats]
Bloc Québécois
Canadian Alliance/Alliance Canadienne
Liberal Party of Canada/Parti Libéral du Canada
New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP)/Nouveau Parti Démocratique du Canada (NPD)
Progressive Conservative Party of Canada/Parti Progressiste-Conservateur du Canada
Dansk Folkeparti (DF) [Danish People's Party]
Enhedslisten —- De Rød-Grønne [Unity List —- The Danish Red-Green Alliance]
Kristeligt Folkeparti [Christian People's Party]
Konservative Folkeparti [Conservative People's Party]
Det Radikale Venstre ['The Radical Left' —- Danish Social Liberal Party]
Social-demokratiet [Social Democrats]
Socialistisk Folkeparti (SF) [Socialist People's Party]
Venstre ["Left" —- Danish Liberal Party]
Front National (FN) [National Front]
Parti Communiste Français (PCF) [French Communist Party]
Parti Socialiste (PS) [Socialist Party]
Rassemblement pour la République (RPR) [Movement for the Republic]
Union pour la Démocratie Française (UDF) [Union for the French Democracy]
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen [Alliance 90/The Greens]
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (CDU) [Christian Democratic Union of Germany]
Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern (CSU) [Christian Social Union in Bavaria]
Freie Demokratische Partei (FDP) —- Die Liberalen [Free Democratic Party —- The Liberals]
Partei des Demokratischen Sozialismus (PDS) [Party of the Democratic Socialism]
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD) [Socialdemocratic Party of Germany]
Dimokratiko Kinoniko Kinima (DIKKI) [Democratic Social Movement]
Kommounistiko Komma Elladas (KKE) [Communist Party of Greece]
Nea Dimokratia (ND) [New Democracy]
Panellinio Socialistiko Kinima (PASOK) [Panhellenic Socialist Movement]
Politiki Anixi [Political Spring]
Synaspismos tis Aristeras kai tis Proodou (SYN) [Coalition of the Left and Progress]
Alleanza Nazionale (AN) [National Alliance]
Democratici di Sinistra (DS) [Democratic Left]
Forza Italia (FI) [Italian Force]
Lega Nord [Northern League]
Margherita [Daisy]
Partito dei Comunisti Italiani (PDCI) [Party of Italian Communists]
Unione Democratico Cristiana e di Centro (UDC) [Christian Democratic and Centrist Union]
I Verdi [Greens]
Christen Democratisch Appèl (CDA) [Christian Democratic Party]
Democraten 66 (D66)
GroenLinks [GreenLeft]
Lijst Pim Fortuyn (LPF) [List Pim Fortuyn]
Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA) [Labour Party]
Socialistische Partij (SP) [Socialist Party]
Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie (VVD) [People's Party for Freedom and Democracy]
Partido Comunista Português (PCP) [Portuguese Communist Party]
Partido Social Democrata (PSD) [Social Democratic Party]
Partido Socialista (PS) [Socialist Party]
Partido Popular (CDS-PP) [People's Party]
Batasuna
Convergència i Unió (CiU) [Convergence and Union]
Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea (EAJ)/Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV) [Basque Nationalist Party]
Izquierda Unida (IU) [United Left]
Partido Popular (PP) [People's Party]
Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) [Spanish Socialist Workers' Party]
Fianna Fáil
Fine Gael
Green
Labour
People of Ireland Party/Muintir na hEireann
Progressive Democrats
Sinn Féin
Socialist
Workers' Party
(UK):
Alliance
British National (BNP)
Communist
Conservative and Unionist
Co-operative
Democratic
Democratic Unionist (DUP)
Green
Labour
Liberal
Liberal Democratic
Militant Labour
National Front
Parliamentary
Parliamentary Labour
Plaid Cymru
Progressive Unionist (PUP)
Republican
Scottish Conservative and Unionist
Scottish Liberal Democratic
Scottish National (SNP)
Scottish Socialist
Sinn Féin
Social and Liberal Democratic
Social Democratic and Labour (SDLP)
Socialist Workers
UK Independence
UK Unionist
Ulster Democratic Unionist
Ulster Popular Unionist
Ulster Unionist
Welsh Liberal Democratic
See also "government systems" (government); political ideology.

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noun
: party I 3b(1)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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