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Unformatted text preview: Two-party system political system in which two major political parties compete for control of the government Minor parties Bolter parties formed from factions that split off from one of the major parties Farmer-labor parties represent farmers and urban workers who believe that they, the working class, are not getting their share of societys wealth Parties of ideological protest reject prevailing doctrines and propose radically different principles, often favoring more government activism Single-issue parties formed to promote one principle, not a general philosophy of government Majority representation system by which one office, contested by 2+ candidates, is won by the single candidate who collects the most votes Proportional representation system by which legislative seats are awarded to a party in proportion to the vote that party wins in an election...
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- Summer '10