why is political parties important in a democracy?

First, political parties develop policies and programmes. This is the content side of their responsibility. It ensures that there are different choices in the political marketplace – not only in terms of candidates but also in terms of ideas. Once in government, a party can start implementing these ideas.


Second, parties pick up demands from society and bundle them into packages. Demands are numerous and sometimes conflicting. Parties are able to discuss and evaluate these issues and shape human needs into policy alternatives. In so doing they are an important part of the political process.


Third, parties are the main vehicles for recruiting and selecting people for government and legislative office. Although they are often criticized for filling posts with their own people, this is what they are supposed to do: high level public positions, that is, those considered political rather then technical, need to be filled somehow and parties provide a responsible vehicle for that.


Fourth, parties either oversee or control government depending on whether they are in government or opposition.

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1. In absence of political parties, all the candidates would be independant so no one would be able to make decision about any major policy change.

2. Govt. will be formed but its utility will remain ever uncertain.

3. Representative will be accountable to the constituency they are elected from, but no one would be responsible in running the govt.

4. Without political parties democracy will face adversities. The interests of the people wont reach the parliament and a large section of people will feel alienated.

5. Political properties bring representatives together  and forma responsible govt.

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@Harshit Gupta Thnx !

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1. Formation of policies: It is very difficult to imagine democracy without political parties because without political parties every candidate in the election will be independent. So no one will be able to make any promise to the people about any major policy changes and new policies.2. Uncertain government: The government may be formed, but its life will remain ever uncertain. Elected representative will be accountable to their constituency for what they did to the locality. But no one will be responsible as to how the country will run.3. Representative democracy: The rise of political parties is directly linked to the emergence of representative democracies. Large scale societies need to representative democracy.4. To gather public opinion: As societies became large and complex, they also needed some agency to gather different views on various issues, and to present these to the government. This is fulfilled by the political parties.

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They unite and aggregate likeminded people from diverse background to form a wide coalition of people
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because elections play an important role in democracy
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they arent important, in short they suck
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Thanx harshit Nyc answer
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This answer is right

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its good
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