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Opposition Parties: Benefits and Challenges in Building Sustainable Democracy (4105 words)
Limited attention has been paid to the conduct of the opposition political parties, particularly their role in forging “participatory governance.” The purpose of this paper is fourfold: to bring this issue to the forefront of our national debate, spur dialogue, transform the interface between the ruling and opposition parties, and help consolidate multiparty democracy.
Opposition political party is defined as partisan political institutions that are intentionally designed to temper the ruling party’s excesses while still pursuing both legislative and presidential offices.
Partisan opposition parties, if functional, have the capacity to serve as the outlets through which citizens who feel unrepresented and underserved by the ruling government are empowered to give voice to their political aspirations and expectations.
Parliamentary opposition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (329 words)
Parliamentary opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system.
By their very presence in the debating chamber, parliamentary oppositions recognize the legitimacy of the system of politics, and thus may share many of the views of the government.
The title of "Official Opposition" usually goes to the largest of the parties sitting in opposition with its leader being given the title Leader of the Opposition.
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