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This is a list of political parties by country, in the form of a table with a link to an overview of political parties in each country and showing which party system is dominant in each country. A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues with the aim to participate in power, usually by participating in elections. Individual parties are properly listed in separate articles under each nation.

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Table

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A

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Abkhazia Abkhazia United Abkhazia, Amtsakhara, Aitaira 2007 parliamentary election
Afghanistan Afghanistan[1] (none) 2005 parliamentary election
Åland Islands Åland Liberals for Åland, Åland Centre 2007 legislative election
Albania Albania Democratic Party of Albania 2009 parliamentary election
Algeria Algeria National Liberation Front 2007 legislative election
American Samoa American Samoa (no actual political party)
Andorra Andorra Reformist Coalition: Liberal Party of Andorra, Lauredian Union, New Centre, Independents of Ordino 2009 parliamentary election
Angola Angola Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola - Party of Labour 2008 legislative election
Anguilla Anguilla United Progressive Party 2005 general election
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda United Progressive Party 2009 general election
Argentina Argentina Front for Victory 2009 legislative election
Armenia Armenia Republican Party of Armenia 2007 parliamentary election
Aruba Aruba Aruban People's Party 2009 general election
Australia Australia Australian Labor Party 2007 federal election
Austria Austria Social Democratic Party of Austria, Austrian People's Party 2008 legislative election
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan New Azerbaijan Party 2005 parliamentary election

B

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Bahrain Bahrain [2] Al Wefaq 2006 parliamentary election
Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh Awami League 2008 general election
Barbados Barbados Democratic Labour Party 2008 general election
Belarus Belarus "Parties loyal to the president" 2008 parliamentary election
Belgium Belgium Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams 2007 general election
Belize Belize United Democratic Party 2008 legislative election
Benin Benin Cauri Forces for an Emerging Benin 2007 parliamentary election
Bermuda Bermuda Progressive Labour Party 2007 general election
Bhutan Bhutan Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party 2008 general election
Bolivia Bolivia Movement for Socialism 2009 general election
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (none) 2006 general election
Botswana Botswana Botswana Democratic Party 2009 general election
Brazil Brazil Workers' Party, Brazilian Democratic Movement Party 2006 general election
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Party 2007 general election
Brunei Brunei (no actual political party)
Bulgaria Bulgaria Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria 2009 parliamentary election
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Congress for Democracy and Progress 2007 parliamentary election
Burma Burma (no actual political party)
Burundi Burundi National Council for the Defense of Democracy –
Forces for the Defense of Democracy
2005 legislative election

C

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Cambodia Cambodia Cambodian People's Party 2008 parliamentary election
Cameroon Cameroon Cameroon People's Democratic Movement 2007 parliamentary election
Canada Canada Conservative Party of Canada 2008 federal election
Cape Verde Cape Verde African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde 2006 parliamentary election
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands United Democratic Party 2009 general election
Central African Republic Central African Republic National Convergence "Kwa Na Kwa" 2005 general election
Chad Chad Patriotic Salvation Movement 2002 parliamentary election
Chile Chile Concert of Parties for Democracy 2005 parliamentary election
People's Republic of China China Communist Party of China 2008 congressional election
Colombia Colombia Colombian Liberal Party 2006 legislative election
Comoros Comoros [3] Camp of the Autonomous Islands 2004 legislative election
Republic of the Congo Congo (Brazzaville) Congolese Party of Labour 2007 parliamentary election
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo (Kinshasa) People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy 2006 general election
2007 senate election
Cook Islands Cook Islands Democratic Party 2006 general election
Costa Rica Costa Rica National Liberation Party 2006 parliamentary election
Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire Ivorian Popular Front 2000–2001 parliamentary election
Croatia Croatia Croatian Democratic Union 2007 parliamentary election
Cuba Cuba[4] Communist Party of Cuba 2008 legislative election
Cyprus Cyprus Progressive Party of Working People, Democratic Rally 2006 legislative election
Czech Republic Czech Republic Civic Democratic Party 2006 legislative election

D

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Denmark Denmark Liberals, Conservative People's Party,
parliamentary support from Danish People's Party[5]
2007 parliamentary election
Djibouti Djibouti People's Rally for Progress 2008 parliamentary election
Dominica Dominica Dominica Labour Party 2005 general election
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Progressive Bloc 2006 parliamentary election

E

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
East Timor East Timor Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor, National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction, Social Democratic Party, Timorese Social Democratic Association 2007 parliamentary elections, 2007 presidential elections
Ecuador Ecuador
Egypt Egypt
El Salvador El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea Eritrea
Estonia Estonia Reform Party, Pro Patria and Res Publica Union 2007 parliament election
Ethiopia Ethiopia
European Union European Union European People's Party and Party of European Socialists
(no direct executive powers)
2009 parliament election

F

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Falkland Islands Falkland Islands (no actual political party)
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Union Party 2008 parliamentary elections
Fiji Fiji (none) 2006 general elections
Finland Finland Social Democratic Party of Finland, Centre Party, National Coalition Party 2007 parliamentary elections
France France Union for a Popular Movement 2007 legislative election
2007 presidential election
French Polynesia French Polynesia O Porinetia To Tatou Ai'a 2008 legislative elections

G

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Gabon Gabon
The Gambia Gambia
Georgia (country) Georgia
Germany Germany Christian Democratic Union, Christian Social Union, Free Democratic Party 2009 federal election
Ghana Ghana
Gibraltar Gibraltar
Greece Greece
Greenland Greenland
Grenada Grenada
Guam Guam
Guatemala Guatemala
Guernsey Guernsey (no actual political party)
Guinea Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
Guyana Guyana

H

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Haiti Haiti Fwon Lespwa 2006 general elections
Honduras Honduras National Party of Honduras 2009 general elections
Hong Kong Hong Kong (none) 2008 parliamentary elections
Hungary Hungary Hungarian Socialist Party 2006 parliamentary elections

I

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Iceland Iceland Social Democratic Alliance & Left-Green Movement 2009 general election
India India United Progressive Alliance 2009 general election
Indonesia Indonesia
Iran Iran [6] Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran 2008 legislative election
Iraq Iraq
Republic of Ireland Ireland Fianna Fail 2007 general election
Israel Israel
Italy Italy The People of Freedom, Lega Nord, Movement for Autonomies 2008 general election

J

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Jamaica Jamaica Jamaica Labour Party 2007 general election
Japan Japan Democratic Party of Japan 2009 general election
Jersey Jersey [7] (none) 2008 general elections
Jordan Jordan [8] (none) 2007 parliamentary elections

K

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Kenya Kenya
Kiribati Kiribati
Kuwait Kuwait (no actual political party)
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Kosovo Kosovo

L

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Laos Laos
Latvia Latvia
Lebanon Lebanon
Lesotho Lesotho
Liberia Liberia
Libya Libya (no actual political party)
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Lithuania Lithuania
Luxembourg Luxembourg

M

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Macau Macau
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia
Madagascar Madagascar
Malawi Malawi
Malaysia Malaysia National Front 2008 general election
Maldives Maldives [9]
Mali Mali
Malta Malta
Isle of Man Man (no actual political party)
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
Mauritania Mauritania [10]
Mauritius Mauritius
Mayotte Mayotte
Mexico Mexico
Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia (no actual political party)
Moldova Moldova
Monaco Monaco
Mongolia Mongolia
Montenegro Montenegro
Montserrat Montserrat
Morocco Morocco
Mozambique Mozambique

N

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Nagorno-Karabakh
Namibia Namibia South West Africa People's Organization 2009 general election
Nauru Nauru
Nepal Nepal
Netherlands Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia New Caledonia
New Zealand New Zealand
Nicaragua Nicaragua
Niger Niger
Nigeria Nigeria
Niue Niue
Norfolk Island Norfolk Island (no actual political party)
North Korea North Korea
Northern Cyprus Northern Cyprus
Northern Mariana Islands Northern Marianas
Norway Norway Red-Green Coalition 2009 parliamentary election

O

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Oman Oman (no actual political party)

P

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan People's Party 2008 general elections, 2008 presidential elections
Palau Palau (no actual political party)
Palestinian territories Palestinian National Authority Fatah, Hamas 2006 legislative elections
Panama Panama Democratic Change, Panameñista Party Panamanian general election, 2009
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea National Alliance Party 2007 general elections
Paraguay Paraguay Patriotic Alliance for Change 2008 general elections
Peru Peru Union for Peru, Peruvian Nationalist Party 2006 general elections
Philippines Philippines Lakas-Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino-Christian Muslim Democrats 2007 general elections, 2010 general elections
Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands (no actual political party)
Poland Poland Civic Platform 2007 parliamentary elections
Portugal Portugal Socialist Party 2009 legislative election
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico 2008 general elections

Q

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Qatar Qatar (no actual political party)

R

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Romania Romania Democratic Liberal Party (dismissed by Parliament) 2008 legislative election
2009 presidential election
Russia Russia United Russia 2007 legislative election
2008 presidential election
Rwanda Rwanda Rwandan Patriotic Front Rwandan parliamentary election, 2008

S

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Saint Helena Saint Helena (no actual political party)
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa Samoa
San Marino San Marino
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (no actual political party)
Senegal Senegal
Serbia Serbia
Seychelles Seychelles
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Singapore Singapore People's Action Party 2006 general election
Slovakia Slovakia
Slovenia Slovenia
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
Somalia Somalia (no actual political party)
South Africa South Africa African National Congress 2009 general election
South Korea South Korea Grand National Party
Spain Spain Spanish Socialist Workers' Party 2008 general election
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Sudan Sudan
Suriname Suriname
Swaziland Swaziland (no actual political party)
Sweden Sweden Alliance for Sweden 2006 general election
Switzerland Switzerland
Syria Syria Ba'ath Party 2000 election

T

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Republic of China Taiwan (Republic of China) Kuomintang 2008 legislative election
2008 presidential election
Tajikistan Tajikistan
Tanzania Tanzania
Thailand Thailand
Togo Togo Rally of the Togolese People 2007 parliementary election
Tokelau Tokelau (no actual political party)
Tonga Tonga
Transnistria Transnistria
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia Tunisia
Turkey Turkey Justice and Development Party 2007 general election
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Democratic Party of Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos
Tuvalu Tuvalu (no actual political party)

U

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Uganda Uganda National Resistance Movement 2006 general elections
Ukraine Ukraine Our Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc 2007 parliamentary elections, 2010 presidential elections
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates (no actual political party)
United Kingdom United Kingdom Labour Party 2005 general election
United States United States Democratic Party 2006 general elections
2008 presidential election
Uruguay Uruguay Broad Front 2009 general elections
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan 2009-2010 parliamentary elections

V

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Vanuatu Vanuatu Vanua'aku Pati 2008 general elections
Vatican City Vatican City (no actual political party)
Venezuela Venezuela United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2006 presidential elections
Vietnam Vietnam Communist Party of Vietnam 2007 parliamentary elections
United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands of the United States Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands 2008 general elections

W

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna (none) 2007 Territorial Assembly elections
Western Sahara Western Sahara Polisario Front 2008 legislative elections

Y

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Yemen Yemen General People's Congress 2006 presidential elections

Z

Country
Country name links to list of political parties
Party system Ruling party or coalition Last Election
Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party
Zambia Zambia Movement for Multi-Party Democracy 2008 presidential elections
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front, Movement for Democratic Change 2008 parliamentary elections, 2008 presidential elections

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Afghanistan had multi-party presidential elections, but no-party parliamentary elections.
  2. ^ Parties must operate within the monarchic system in Bahrain.
  3. ^ The Comoros have two main "camps": federalists (supporters of the central government) and autonomists (supporters of the three island presidents).
  4. ^ De facto Cuba has a single-party system, but all candidates run as non-partisans.
  5. ^ "Færøerne sikrer Fogh nyt VKO-flertal" (in Danish). Politiken. 2007-11-14. http://politiken.dk/politik/article428187.ece. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  6. ^ Iran's parties must adhere to a religious system of governance.
  7. ^ Independent politicians dominate Jersey's political system.
  8. ^ Parties must operate within the monarchic system in Jordan.
  9. ^ The party system in Maldives is in transition.
  10. ^ The party system in Mauritania is in transition.

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