Social Science: Political Parties - Major National and Regional Parties in India/ Types of Political Parties

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Why cannot modern democracies exist without political parties? Explain.

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Modern democracies are societies that provides a mode of consistent representation of interests in it. The mechanism of political parties and party systems facilitate this. The following points will help us to understand why modern democracies cannot exist without political parties.

Political parties come up with promises for policy change. In case there is no such change, democracy will lose its dynamism and will not be able to mould according to existing times.

They ensures that a leader remains accountable to be the people. This function is exercised both by the parties in power and the opposition. The leaders of the majority party remain in constant touch with the people and have the fear of putting at stake the reputation of the political party if any wrong step is taken. Also, the opposition who criticises the wrong decisions of the ruling party can facilitate their downfall.

The proper functioning of a representative democracy is only possible through a proper party system

Concept: Major National and Regional Parties in India/ Types of Political Parties
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