Political parties of the world

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Please add political parties to this list. Please keep list of countries and lists of parties in each country in alphabetical order. Please use local party names, plus translations in parens. To distinguish minor parties from those with real power, list the current percentage of seats, rounded to the nearest percentage, in the national legislature (those with real power, not including forums with little power like the British House of Lords or the Irish Senate), indicate which parties are governing (either alone or in coalition), and indicate the party of the head of government (not heads of state with little power like the British Queen or the President of Israel).

Trans-national Parties

Pan-European Parties =

Showing <Seats in European Parliament> as of 1999 [1]

Australia

Defunct parties:

Austria

Belgium

Dutch speaking:

French speaking:

Canada

not an official party, but a recognized caucus splintered from the Canadian Alliance Party and voting with the Progressive Conservative Party

China, People's Republic of

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Showing seats in the Bundestag as of 2001. Social democrats and greens form the ruling coalition; head of government comes from the social democrats.

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Showing <Seats in Dáil> as of 2001 [2]

Israel

Italy

Defunct parties:

Japan

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

  • Parti Ouvrier Socialiste Luxembourgeois/Letzeburger Socialistesch

Malta

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

San Marino

  • Partito Socialista Sammarinese

Slovakia

  • Socialnodemokraticka Strana Slovenska
  • Strana Demoktratickej Lavice

Slovenia

  • Zdruzena Lista Socialnih Demokratov

South Africa

Spain

  • Partido Socialisita Obrero Espanol

Sweden

Switzerland

  • Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz / Parti Socialiste Suisse

Taiwan

Turkey

  • Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (Republican People's Party)
  • Demokratik Sol Parti (Democratic Left Party)
  • Anavatan Partisi (Motherland Party)
  • Dogru Yol Partisi (True Path Party)
  • Halkin Demokrasi Partisi (People's Democracy Party)
  • Milliyetci Hareket Partisi (Nationalist Movement Party)
  • Refah Partisi (Welfare Party)

United States

The US has seven political parties that are active thoughout the entire country. <seats in House (of 435), seats in Senate (of 100)>

Many other parties operate in individual states or regions.

United Kingdom

Showing <Seats in the House of Commons> as of 2001 [3]

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