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  Politics1 - Guide to American Political Parties
The party ran nuclear physicist John Hagelin as the NLP Presidential nominee in 1992 (ballot status in 32 stares - 39,000 votes - 0.04%), 1996 (ballot status in 44 states - 7th place - 110,000 votes - 0.1%) and 2000 (ballot status in 39 stares - 7th place - 83,000 votes - 0.08%).
Marxist political organizer James Harris was the SWP Presidential nominee in 1996 (ballot status in 11 states - 8,500 votes - 0.01%) and 2000 (ballot status in 14 states - 7,378 votes - 9th place - 0.01%).
Marxist political organizer and journalist Róger Calero was the SWP Presidential nominee in 2004 -- ballot status in 14 states - 10,791 votes - 9th place - 0.01% -- even though he was constitutionally ineligible as a foreign citizen living in the US as a Permanent Resident Alien.
www.politics1.com /parties.htm   (9606 words)

  
  Political party: A Glossary of Political Economy Terms - Dr. Paul M. Johnson
In a democracy, political parties primarily function as agencies for recruiting suitable candidates to run for elective office and for organizing and conducting election campaigns.
They may also become important in selecting candidates for appointive political office when winning the election has provided the party's leaders with power to appoint new officials to the cabinet and other top policy-making positions in the government
Political parties may also have another function as vehicles for coordinating the day to day activities and policy decisions of their elected and appointed office-holders so as to fulfill the party's policy platform, as for example, through an organized party caucus and a full-time party leadership machinery in the parliament or other legislative assembly.
www.auburn.edu /~johnspm/gloss/political_party   (226 words)

  
  California Secretary of State - Elections & Voter Information - Political Party Qualification
Qualified political parties are entitled to have candidates identified with that political party standing for partisan offices on the ballot.
To qualify a new political party by petition requires that 889,906 persons (ten percent) sign a petition seeking the inclusion of the proposed party in the party nominating process at either the February 5, 2008 or June 3, 2008 primary elections.
If it is proposed to disqualify a party that was qualified to participate in the next preceding direct primary, notice of intention to disqualify shall be served by registered mail on the chairperson of the state central committee of the party, as shown by the records of the Secretary of State.
www.ss.ca.gov /elections/elections_t.htm   (1493 words)

  
  Political party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Political parties are often considered on a political spectrum.
Political parties are funded by contributions from their membership and by individuals and organisations which share their political ideals or who stand to benefit from their activities.
Political parties and factions, especially those in government, are lobbied vigorously by organisations, businesses and special interest groups such as trades unions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_party   (1707 words)

  
 List of political parties in Portugal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Portuguese political scene has been dominated by the Socialist Party and the Partido Social Democrata since the Revolution, although the Popular Party had been present in some post-revolution governments and the Portuguese Communist Party in coalition with The Greens holds the presidency of several municipalities.
The parties currently (as of 2005) represented in the Assembly of the Republic (Parliament) are the Socialist Party (121 MPs), the Social Democratic Party (75 MPs), the Communist Party (12 MPs), the Popular Party (12 MPs), the Left Bloc (8 MPs) and the Green Party (2 MPs).
Although fascist parties are forbidden under the Portuguese Constitution the PNR, a successor to the National Renovator Party, is legal after their leaders changed internal regulations and positioning itself as neo-nationalist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Portugal   (1301 words)

  
 California Secretary of State - Elections & Voter Information - Political Party Qualification
Qualified political parties are entitled to have candidates identified with that political party standing for partisan offices on the ballot.
To qualify a new political party by petition requires that 773,883 persons (ten percent) sign a petition seeking the inclusion of the proposed party in the party nominating process at the June 6, 2006 primary election.
If it is proposed to disqualify a party that was qualified to participate in the next preceding direct primary, notice of intention to disqualify shall be served by registered mail on the chairperson of the state central committee of the party, as shown by the records of the Secretary of State.
ss.ca.gov /elections/elections_t.htm   (1515 words)

  
 The Role of the American Political Party System   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But political parties are instrumental in moving that governmental system, which derives nationally from the emergence of the Federalist and Anti-Federalist parties, respectively in support of and against ratification of the Constitution.
Free political parties are quite similar to free media in that both are initiators and communicators of proposals: they make proposals and recommendations or accept them to broadcast to the public and call to the attention of government.
Political parties play an additional role in maintaining democratic, constitutional government, however, in that they are involved in effective action as well as discussion: they are at "the cutting edge" of enactment into law and execution of policy.
www.libertyhaven.com /politicsandcurrentevents/politicalpartiesoractivism/roleamerparty.html   (1698 words)

  
 Political party - Knowmore   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A political party is a political organization that subscribes to a certain ideology and seeks to attain political power within a government.
Political parties are often considered on a political spectrum.
The emblem of socialist parties is often a red rose held in a fist.
knowmore.org /index.php/Political_party   (1040 words)

  
 Constitution Party National Political Headquarters
Communications Director Mary Starrett highlights the country's third largest political party and contrasts the platforms of the two major parties with that of the Constitution Party in a new Constitution Party Promotional Video.
The Constitution Party, the largest and fastest-growing third party in the country,(Ballot-Access News) calls on liberty-minded Americans across the political spectrum to take issue with HR 1955, a bill which allows the government to call virtually any crime and any thought “radical” and consider it “terrorism”.
The Constitution Party, the country’s fastest-growing third party points to the survey as an indication of voter dissatisfaction with the parties that control government.
www.constitutionparty.com   (1149 words)

  
 Swedish pirates form political party
The Pirate Party (Piratpartiet) said that it is tired of being deemed a criminals and terrorists by the system for sharing a few measly files for no financial gain or loss to anyone.
In its manifesto, here, which is in Swedish, the party says that it is against seeing the developing world starve because the developed world refuses to share its intellectual property.
Even if they the party gets no-one elected, it is clear that it does represent a backlash against copyright protection laws and the antics of the RIAA and its ilk.
www.theinquirer.net /?article=28671   (275 words)

  
 CHILE: Mapuche Political Party to Pursue Autonomy
The party is described by its leaders as regionalist and pro-autonomy, democratic, progressive, secular and pluralistic.
The members of the political committee are Quilaqueo himself, Pedro Mariman, a historian at the Liwen Centre for Mapuche Studies and Documentation, and Claudio Curihuentru.
In contrast, the Mapuche cause, understood as the sum of their political, social, cultural and linguistic demands, continues to be broadly accepted by the national population.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=32324   (1219 words)

  
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The parties are not registered or formally recognized in law, but in practice most candidates in elections, and almost all winning candidates, belong to one of the main parties.
The Party promotes the economics of prosperity based upon reciprocity in the form of generation and distribution of wealth throughout the populace to be served.
Pekhtin announced that parties are created in democratic countries namely to fight for power and to carry out real policy on the basis of its ideology, and first of all in parliament.
www.lycos.com /info/political-party.html   (468 words)

  
 Political Parties in Maryland - Maryland State Board of Elections
Political party means an organzed group that is qualified as a political party in accordance with Title 4 of the Election Law.
Principal political parties means the majority party and the principal minority party.
Principal minority party means the principal political party whose candidate for Governor received the second highest number of votes of any party candidate at the last preceding general election.
www.elections.state.md.us /citizens/md_parties.html   (240 words)

  
 Britannia Panorama: British Government
The parties are not registered or formally recognized in law, but in practice most candidates in elections, and almost all winning candidates, belong to one of the main parties.
A new party - the Liberal Democrats - was formed in 1988 when the Liberal Party, which traced its origins to the eighteenth century, merged with the Social Democratic Party (formed in 1981).
Party discipline tends to be less strong in the Lords than in the Commons, since Lords have less hope of high office and no need of party support in elections.
www.britannia.com /gov/gov9.html   (910 words)

  
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The first political party to emerge in Japan was the Aikoku Koto (Public Party of Patriots), formed in 1874 under the leadership of Taisuke Itagaki.
Although the party is jointly run by Hatoyama and Kan, Hatoyama is in practice serve as party head and Kan as secretary general, according to party members.
In application of the antiracism law of 30 July 1981 the organisations were convicted for giving assistance to a political party that has manifestly and repeatedly incited to discrimination and xenophobia, especially towards citizens of Moroccan and Turkish origin.
www.lycos.com /info/political-party--parties.html   (691 words)

  
 American Political Parties
The party eventually fades because farmers' situation improved in the late 1890s and because their political agenda was assumed by the major parties.
Political parties were singled out as corrupt, undemocratic, outmoded, and inefficient.
The Democratic Party by the late 1960s is deeply fragmented and seemingly incapable of dealing with the violence and turmoil, social and political, caused by the Vietnam War.
www.mury.k12.ut.us /mhs/apus/handouts/politicalparties.htm   (1489 words)

  
 American Experience | The Time of the Lincolns | Partisan Politics
Amid this turmoil, the Republican Party was born...
In 1840 the Whig Party ran a "Log Cabin and Hard Cider" campaign in which they presented their presidential candidate, William Henry Harrison, a Virginia aristocrat, as a simple man and hero of the people.
The Liberty Party was the political outgrowth of the growing anti-slavery movement.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/lincolns/politics/tl_tree.html   (1092 words)

  
 Pedophiles plan political party
Dutch pedophiles are launching a political party to push for a cut in the legal age for sexual relations to 12 from 16 and the legalization of child pornography and sex with animals, sparking widespread outrage.
The party wants private possession of child pornography to be allowed although it supports the ban on the trade of such materials.
The party also said everybody should be allowed to go naked in public and promotes legalizing all soft and hard drugs and free train travel for all.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /world/2006-05/31/content_604718.htm   (502 words)

  
 Political Parties
In 1984, Robert Huckshorn provided what he called "a pragmatic definition": "[A] political party is an autonomous group of citizens having the purpose of making nominations and contesting elections in hope of gaining control over governmental power through the capture of public offices and the organization of the government."(1)
During the past fifty years, there has emerged a passionate consensus that vibrant political parties are essential to successful governance, and two especially important party paradigms have emerged in the twentieth century: the rational-efficient model and the responsible parties model.
As parties adapt to these new conditions, new definitions-replete with new assumptions about their functions-are likely to shape the ongoing debate about their roles and functions in the 21st century.
www.apsanet.org /content_5221.cfm   (1362 words)

  
 Jakes: No political party can contain us - CNN.com
Politics should not be discussed in the pulpit.
No minister in any church should let any political or ideological agenda take their attention away from issues that need to be addressed in their communities.
Indeed, their political dominance is such that many question whether this administration has adopted theocracy as its model of government.
www.cnn.com /2006/US/07/05/jakes.commentary   (1319 words)

  
 All Things Political
  Our aim is to offer a more efficient gateway to leading political and governmental online resources.
  Our directories encompass many categories, ranging from the practical – with over 6,700 school district websites, 5,600 local and city government websites, and 2,100 county government websites – to the partisan –  with over 1,100 Democratic and Republican county party sites.
Use of this website is expressly subject to the various terms and conditions set forth in our
www.allthingspolitical.org   (119 words)

  
 American Heritage Party   (Site not responding. Last check: )
a political party that adopts the Bible as its political textbook and is unashamed to be explicitly Christian!
a political party that is unafraid to attack socialism at its secular, unbelieving, religious roots!
a political party that recognizes it is God alone who prospers a nation, and seeks to be faithful, relying on prayer and His Sovereignty in all its efforts!
www.americanheritageparty.org /imagine.htm   (200 words)

  
 MySpace.com - Political Party - AUSTIN, US - Punk / Indie / Experimental - www.myspace.com/politicalparty
Political Party's Latest Blog Entry [Subscribe to this Blog]
The Political Party is an ongoing punk rock DIY experiment based out of Austin, TX.
The purpose of The Political Party is to spread positivity and hope in any format possible.
www.myspace.com /politicalparty   (1039 words)

  
 Tampa Political Party
Here's the podcast of our latest Political Party, "Speaking of Iraq," which is an examination of some unconventional and indepth views of the war.
The debate is a special edition of the Weekly Planet's Political Party, a live-audience talk show that is podcasted.
Oh, and pencil in Tuesday, Aug. 15 for our regular edition Political Party, which will be held for the first time at American Stage theater in downtown St. Petersburg.
creativeloafing.typepad.com /tampapoliticalparty   (1305 words)

  
 2006 Political Party Money Profiles:
Candidates aren't the only ones raising record amounts of cash -- the political parties collect hundreds of millions of dollars each election cycle.
The parties may only raise "hard money," which is given by individuals and political action committees and is subject to federal contribution limits.
For the answers, view our money profiles for both major parties and for each of their main fundraising committees.
www.opensecrets.org /parties/index.asp   (217 words)

  
 Political Party Development in the Arab World
The last 50 years have witnessed various mutations in Arab political parties in the Middle East and North Africa.
Support for nationalist parties has waned and been eclipsed by Islamist parties, now the most dynamic and vocal in the region.
The idea is to produce knowledge on the role of political parties - especially the newly emerging religious parties - in democratic transition and post-conflict contexts with a view to informing policy on political party reform.
www.idrc.ca /psd/ev-83263-201_103667-1-IDRC_ADM_INFO.html   (386 words)

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