Political parties the political party system dating
This is a winner-take-all system because there is no reward for the party or candidate that finishes second.
Most parties were weakly organized, had weak and inexperienced political leadership, were neither very ideological nor programmatic, and were generally based on personalistic followings rather than on concrete programs.
Strongly oriented toward social justice, it sought to assist peasants and workers.
Although nationalistic, the PRD belonged to the Socialist International.
Parties in Other Democracies Most democratic countries have more than two parties.
In Israel, for example, twelve parties or party alliances held seats in the seventeenth Knesset.