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Explain the Role of Political Parties in a Democracy. - Social Science

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Explain the role of Political Parties in a democracy.

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Political parties are beneficial because they are representative in nature and work as a safe and organized presentation of the public interest.

The following roles are played by political parties in a democracy:

  1. They provide a platform and representation to various sections of society.
  2. They provide a platform for public debates and articulation of different opinions.

  3. They contest elections and form the government. Thus, they are a vehicle of democracy.

  4. They give shape to policies and legislation on the basis of their election manifestos.

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