A single-party state, one-party system or single-party system is a type of party system government in which a single political party forms the government and no other parties are permitted to run candidates for election.
Sometimes the term de facto single-party state is used to describe a dominant-party system where laws or practices prevent the opposition from legally getting power.
Typically, single-party states hold the suppression of political factions, except as transitory issue oriented currents within the single party or permanent coalition as a self-evident good.
Other articles related to "states":
... Ghana officially became a single-party state and an act of parliament ensured that there would be only one candidate for president ...
... The Eritrean National Assembly neither protested when Mr Mahmoud Sherifo, who was Chair of the Committee to Draft Electoral Laws was dismissed by the President on 7 February nor did it condemn the illegal arrest of their Parliamentary colleagues on 18 September 2001 ... Since the crackdown on the reformist movement, the PFDJ ruling party has not hesitated to suppress the protests of Eritrean people against the ruling elite depriving them of fundamental rights ...
... Most states in Sub-Saharan Africa after independence, although all except Eritrea have eventually converted to a de jure multi-party system Angola (MPLA) 1975-1991 Benin (People's Revolutionary ...
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