Opposition (politics)

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The political party that has the majority is called ruling party and all other parties or their members are called the Opposition.

Stand in Opposition (imprints in front of Old City Hall, Boston)

In politics, the opposition comprises one or more political parties or other organized groups that are opposed to the government (or, in American English, the administration), party or group in political control of a city, region, state or country. It is the party that goes against another party. The degree of opposition varies according to political conditions - for example, across authoritarian and liberal systems where opposition may be repressed or welcomed.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Blondel, J (1997). "Political opposition in the contemporary world". Government and opposition. 32 (4): 462–486. doi:10.1111/j.1477-7053.1997.tb00441.x. 

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