Questions tagged [parties]

Questions relating to political parties: groupings of individuals who act together to contest elections, and hold power in the government.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-5
votes
0answers
163 views

Why did liberals consistently give higher marks for Trump than Democrats? [closed]

I was thinking about party, ideology, and ideological sorting. Like Obama, Donald Trump has a record level of partisan approval gap. A CNN poll gives Trump an approval rating 8 percentage points ...
2
votes
0answers
22 views

What are the positions of the main Latvian parties on Latvian Special Economic Zones?

I recently discovered that Latvia has five Special Economic Zones (SEZs) which have the purpose of assisting regional development by bringing in more foreign direct investment (FDI) and creating more ...
1
vote
0answers
100 views

Has US politics become a strong two-party system?

The United States has had two political parties for a while. But they have not become ideological bodies until about 1992 to 2010. Let's look at the definitions of strong and weak parties: I feel ...
4
votes
1answer
136 views

Why don't parties run primary elections instead of the government? [duplicate]

Why does the government run primary elections instead of the parties?
2
votes
1answer
110 views

Partisan identification in the US, polls only weakly correlated to voter registration

This article by Nate Cohn says: Among those characterized as Democrats based on party registration or primary vote history, 69 percent identified as Democrats in the poll; similarly, 65 percent of ...
4
votes
1answer
245 views

Why are the 2 US political parties called Republicans and Democrats?

Why are the 2 main parties in the United States called the Democrats and the Republicans? The US is both a democracy and a republic, and neither party's platforms seem to be built around the ...
13
votes
2answers
3k views

Has a former UK party leader ever been expelled from their own party?

According to unverified claims from a Jewish Telegraph journalist on Twitter this morning, Jeremy Corbyn, former leader of the Labour Party, is facing having the whip withdrawn by the new Labour ...
5
votes
2answers
443 views

How many times have the two US parties switched sides?

Every now and then, a question like this one gets answered by an explanation of the Southern Strategy. Now, I recently saw a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln saying that the Democrats of his day ...
1
vote
0answers
72 views

Acquiring list of mayors from every city in USA

Hopefully this question isn't off-topic. I've been trying to locate a comprehensive list of every mayor currently in office within the United States and I'm not finding much other than junk like "...
5
votes
1answer
151 views

Where do the democratic and republican matched animal logos come from?

The democrats are commonly represented by a donkey and the republicans by an elephant and there's many articles that will explain which cartoonist created the associations in the 1870s. What I haven't ...
2
votes
1answer
215 views

Who becomes Senate Majority Leader if no party controls an absolute majority of seats?

I'm curious about the implications of the fact that two senators in the 116th Congress are officially independent. However, on election maps, they sometimes show as Democrats because they caucus with ...
5
votes
1answer
294 views

Why do some political parties retain militant wings?

Many rebel groups have evolved and transitioned into political parties - in democracies and non-democracies. Some demilitarise (IRA, Tupamos, M19, Tupamaros, Farc), others do not (Hezbollah, Hamas, ...
2
votes
0answers
74 views

Who pays for national political conventions?

"There is certainly no money available from us for hosting this event," Cooper told reporters Thursday. (referring to hosting the RNC nominating convention) Nashville TN, Mayor Cooper said several ...
0
votes
3answers
257 views

Does the word party in the “Boston tea party” mean a literal party or a political party? [closed]

Did the term party already represent a political meaning at that time as a group of people, or was it just used as a celebration term?
7
votes
0answers
73 views

What is Blue and White's policy on the Arab rights in the (future) West Bank?

I'm interested in the Israeli party Blue and White's positions on the Palestinian freedom of movement Palestian freedom to vote to Knesset state subventions to Israeli settlements Do these positions ...
5
votes
1answer
280 views

What percentage of African-American Republicans are conservative?

I saw a Gallup article that says that 69% of Republicans overall identify as conservative. I am thinking about a small proportion of Republican voters which is a large proportion of Democratic voters: ...
6
votes
1answer
278 views

Is there any correlation between the effective number of political parties and democratic participation?

I'm aware of a number of surveys in the UK and the US based around voter apathy that have shown that one of the most common reasons stated for not voting is the lack of a political party that ...
1
vote
0answers
42 views

What national interest do United Nation delegates represent for countries, with multiple competing parties, that change in leadership periodically? [closed]

My prior research and experience in this is that I have participated in Model United Nations many times before. This is something I have always wondered but could never necessarily find a "meta-...
3
votes
1answer
164 views

Has a candidate ever been nominated after losing their party's primary and then gone on to win the general election?

Tim Pool has theorized that Tara Reade's allegations against Joe Biden could be good news for the DNC; it provides an excuse for them to ditch Biden and run someone else in the general election. Has ...
46
votes
9answers
7k views

Why is there such a partisan divide on confidence in science in the US?

A study conducted by the Pew Research Center and published in February presents eight key findings on Americans’ confidence in science and their views on scientists’ role in society, drawn from a ...
0
votes
0answers
95 views

Are liberal voters more solid than conservative voters?

I was reading an article on swing voters. The New York times was doing a survey to learn more about them. I found that swing voters are both older and more conservative than the electorate as a whole. ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Who do the US political parties back if something happens to their nominated presidential candidate? [duplicate]

Currently Trump will presumably be running for president as the republican candidate, and at the time it looks likely that Biden will be the democratic candidate. Both are elderly and thus highly ...
-5
votes
1answer
81 views

What flipped the general court in New Hampshire in 2018 from Republican to Democrat? [closed]

In 2018 Democrats took control of the New Hampshire General Court (the state legislature) in a big shift. Previously the Republicans had controlled the Court with a 14-10 majority in the Senate and a ...
24
votes
2answers
10k views

Has a sitting US president ever been denied their party's nomination for a second term?

Has there ever been an instance when a US president didn't get a second term because they failed to get his party's nomination? From the looks of it, there's nothing that could prevent a sitting US ...
2
votes
1answer
471 views

What is meant by the term “radical centrist”?

As I understand it currently, centrism is the stance that political decisions should be taken pragmatically, avoiding the advocacy of a "one size fits all" solution, combined with the aversion to ...
3
votes
2answers
140 views

Are there any rules or laws requiring the a party to hold primaries if they have an incumbent running for reelection?

It is generally assumed that Donald Trump will be the republican nominee for U.S. President in the November 2020 election. However, from my understanding, he still has to actually win the primary; he ...
3
votes
1answer
282 views

Was Change UK the shortest-lived political party ever?

Change UK was a centrist political party founded by disgruntled members of parliament from the Labour and Conservative parties which sought to achieve a second Brexit referendum. The party's final ...
1
vote
1answer
151 views

Where does the AfD stand on rental price freezes?

It seems to me that the SPD is largely in favor of such measures (rental price freezes) while the CDU generally opposes them. Does the AfD have an identifiable position on this matter? (I think this ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

International political parties [duplicate]

Sinn Féin won the popular vote in the recent Irish general elections. As a British person, I'm also aware that Sinn Féin have MPs in Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom; a separate ...
1
vote
0answers
54 views

What explains past affinities of minor coalition members in Ireland?

Looking at prior governing coalitions in Ireland, it seems that FG was more likely to have Labour as their minor partner, and FF was more likely to have the Greens. If this is correct, are there some ...
1
vote
1answer
357 views

Why do Christian democratic parties often name themselves “popular” and “people's”?

Parties such as those united under the European People's Party tend to tag themselves as "popular" or "people's" parties. Does this term have any ideological value? Or is it just a non-religious ...
5
votes
1answer
392 views

What has been AfD's take on Soros (if any)?

Interesting enough (or deja vu), in Spain Echoing other European far-right parties Vox also appealed to conspiracy theories. For instance, invoking the demonized figure of the Hungarian Jewish ...
4
votes
0answers
295 views

Is there a party in Europe whose supporters show a high degree of sympathy towards Israel?

I find this plot over time of US sympathy for Israel rather fascinating, especially when broken down by US party. One has to wonder how much of that is explained by "conflict extension" in recent ...
2
votes
1answer
143 views

Has there been a comparison of party discipline in the UK with other European countries?

On one hand, the fact that MPs are elected in single-member districts would suggest they are more likely to break party discipline if their constituency has different interests. On the other hand, ...
1
vote
0answers
108 views

Does the year 2000 observation that issue alignment mainly affected the US political parties, but not the public at large still hold?

In a 2002 paper that is quite cited, Layman and Carsey conclude that In recent decades, Democratic and Republican party elites have grown increasingly polarized on all three of the major domestic ...
9
votes
1answer
136 views

What has been the historical trend of U.S. congresspeople voting as blocks?

It feels as though every time I've looked at voting records from the U.S. congress, I notice that virtually everyone votes with their party; that is, for any given bill, every Republican votes the ...
2
votes
1answer
102 views

Does the Tenth schedule of the Indian Constitution mean that MPs are not allowed a free vote?

According to Schedule X of the Indian Constitution Members of Parliament can be disqualified under the following condition: (b) if he votes or abstains from voting in such House contrary to any ...
10
votes
1answer
844 views

Evidence of Democratic-Republican Party Realignment Circa 1950?

What evidence is there of a Democratic-Republican party realignment during the 1950's in the US? Usually, references to the Southern strategy are made, but I haven't been able to find any peer review ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Are Western parties more analogous to the LDJ or its factions?

The LDJ has had near-continuous power in Japan since 1955. To Westerners accustomed to one party leading a nation for a decade or two before another one has its turn, this sounds like it would be ...
4
votes
4answers
1k views

What would it take for a mainstream UK political party to cease to exist

Listening to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair this morning discussing the recent Labour defeat in the General Election. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50829352 From the article: "...
4
votes
3answers
121 views

What systems help to keep MPs independent from their party (leader)? [duplicate]

How can a parliamentary democracy prevent parties from becoming too de facto powerful at the expense of the de jure independent MPs making up parliament? In parliamentary systems, the government ...
3
votes
3answers
299 views

What are the implications of allowing politicization of intelligence services?

There is a lot of talk and pearl-clutching, at the moment, about possible politicization of intelligence services. It usually involves current of former intelligence or counter-intelligence officials ...
5
votes
3answers
134 views

How does the SDLP differ from Sinn Féin in terms of nationalism?

Both parties are described as (Irish) nationalist by Wikipedia. After losing all Westminster seats in 2017, the SDLP made a comeback this December, gaining back two seats. Speaking of seats, unlike ...
17
votes
1answer
496 views

How has the Brexit process affected eurosceptic movements in other European countries?

The rocky and unpredictable state of the Brexit negotiations over the past three and a half years seems to have had an effect on the level of support for the EU, with 68% of respondents across the ...
0
votes
1answer
364 views

What are the differences between Germany's major political parties? [closed]

For example, I don't know what the major differences are between the Greens and the SPD. On a crude left to right line, where would you place the major parties? Comparing them to US parties, where ...
2
votes
2answers
234 views

Why is/was the National Liberal Party of Romania opposed to Catholic & Hungarian school when they support a German-minority president?

According to the only snippet on this I found in English, from March 20, 2018: The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) has admitted on Monday the PNL and PMP notification regarding the draft law ...
1
vote
2answers
41 views

Which parties are in the current Romanian government (coalition)?

Confusingly enough, Romania has two liberal parties, one called PNL (National Liberal) which supported the [re-election of] the current president Klaus Iohannis, and another called ALDE (Democrat ...
2
votes
2answers
158 views

Are there some details on what issues Romanian Social Democrats blamed on Soros?

According to a NYT article: In many ways, the struggle in Romania echoes the political drama playing out in other parts of the world, where leaders touting a populist agenda tapped into deep public ...
9
votes
4answers
955 views

Do any other countries aside from the UK have a tradition of ‘joke’ candidates?

In the UK, for example, there are candidates such as Lord Buckethead, Count Binface, Mr Fish Finger (of the Fish Finger Party) and, perhaps most well known, the Monster Raving Loony Party. These ...
9
votes
1answer
549 views

Where would UK political parties fit on the US party political spectrum?

I have often heard the statement that the British Conservative party would be considered left-wing if they were to run in the US - in some cases further left than the Democrats. How true is this ...

1
2 3 4 5
7