A multi-party system is a system in which three or more political parties have the capacity to gain control of government separately or in coalition. Unlike a single-party system (or a non-partisan democracy), it encourages the general constituency to form multiple distinct, officially recognized groups, generally called political parties. Each party competes for votes from the enfranchised constituents (those allowed to vote). A multi-partysystem is essential for representative democracies, because it prevents the leadership of a single party from setting policy without challenge. If there are only two parties, rather than multiple parties, it is easier for the agenda of a certain group to take over. New ideas cannot be shared as easily when there aren't as many opportunities for new people to speak. There are too many viewpoints on how a nation should be run than to limit a government to a two-party faction. It would be a disservice to the people. Citizens should be able to vote for which party they agree with the most, and with two parties, that is just too small of an option to encompass the vast majority of opinions out there. Also, a multi-party system allows more competition and encourages politicians to work for the people. Why a multi-party system is better
Restricting choice to two parties limits the number of ideas on every issue and reduces each voter's choice. Each of the two parties has fixed views on various topics. A voter who supports the view of one party on a topic but supports the view of the other party on another topic is forced to compromise one of his views. A multi-party system, on the other hand, allows each citizen to vote for the party that best fits their beliefs and represents their ideology. A multi-party system is more responsive to a change or shift in public opinion. Two-party systems are not as flexible because they have a more or less rigid set of opinions on every issue. To win an...
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