Government

Party System: Zero Party System

len Alfred Ajibola - Sat, 07th December, 2019 @ 17:03

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Academic Questions in Government

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The absence of government in a country or state is referred to as _____.

  • A. chaos
  • B. doom
  • C. oligarchy
  • D. autocracy
  • E. anarchy
  • F. meritocracy

The definition of democracy as "Government of the people, by the people and for the people" is a concept of _____.

  • A. John F. Kennedy
  • B. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • C. Aristotle
  • D. George W. Bush
  • E. Kamala Harris
  • F. Abraham Lincoln

A form of government where the wealthy rule the people is known as _____.

  • A. plutocracy
  • B. timocracy
  • C. technocracy
  • D. meritocracy
  • E. richocracy
  • F. autocracy

Which of the following countries isn't a result of the disintegration of the Soviet Union (USSR)?

  • A. Malta
  • B. Latvia
  • C. Moldova
  • D. Estonia
  • E. Georgia
  • F. Uzbekistan

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What is Party System?

The party system is a term associated with the democratic system of government. This is so because those vying for political positions in a democratic system must belong to a political party.

Please read more on Democracy and Types of Democracy here.

By definition, party system refers to a political structure through which a government is constituted after the election of a political party into power through the voting or electoral process.

The party system describes the number of political parties that can be voted into various political positions or offices.

Please read more on the Characteristics of Democracy here.

Depending on the type of party system practiced in a country, the number of parties could be dominated by one political party, two or many political parties.

Take for instance, in Nigeria, the party system is dominated by the "All Progressive Congress" (APC) and the "People's Democratic Party" (PDP).

In the United States of America, the party system is dominated by the "Democratic Party" and the "Republican".

Similarly, the United Kingdom is dominated by the Conservative Party and Labour Party respectively.

Please read on the Forms of Government here.

 

Types of Party System

Depending on the number of parties recognized in country, the party system can be put into the following types:

  1. Zero Party System
  2. One-Party System
    Please read more on One-Party System, Its Characteristics, Advantages and Disadvantages here.
  3. Two-Party System
    Please read more on Two-Party System, Its Characteristics, Advantages and Disadvantages here.
  4. Multi-Party System
    Please read more on Multi-Party System, Its Characteristics, Advantages and Disadvantages here.

 

Zero Party System

A country or state is said to practice a zero party system when no political party exist. In this case, all the leaders are elected by the populace (people making up the country).

In a zero party system, elections take place without any reference to political parties.

The zero party system is seen in a type of democracy termed nonpartisan democracy or no party democracy.

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Amazing facts in Government


NOTABLE POINTS IN Government

Anarchy is one of the forms of government. Ironically, it is the absence of government in a society, country or state.

An instance of anarchy occurred in Somalia in 1991 after a dictator name Said Barre was overthrown. This made Somalia disintegrate into fractions with local warlords imposing their authority over their land/area.

Other forms of government includes:

  1. Oligarchy
  2. Colonialism
  3. Monarchy
  4. Communism
  5. Federalism
  6. Dictatorship
  7. Democracy
  8. Meritocracy
  9. Autocracy
  10. Aristocracy 

Please read on the various forms of government here

Democracy is a form of government where the power of choosing a leader is vested on the people. It represents a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

According to Abrahim Lincoln,

Democracy means government of the people, by the people and for the people.

In democracy, the citizens have the rights to vote and be voted for. The citizens are mandated to choose their preferred candidate by voting for them through their political party. In fact, this voting process is considered as one of the civic responsibility of every citizen.

Please read on the fundamental Human Rights here.

NOTE: No one is above the rule of law in the democratic system. If the election outcome does not reflect the mandate of the people, a court of competent jurisdiction can nullify such election.

Democracy is practiced in countries like Nigeria, United States of America, India and South Africa.