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Friday, 17 November 2017

Functions of Political Parties

The last time we learnt about How political parties compete for power just in case you miss the post here's the link to the post HOW POLITICAL PARTIES COMPETE FOR POWER today we are here to learn about functions of political parties.

                      Functions of Political Parties

  1. Interest Aggregation : Political Parties serve as avenues to synthesise the views and opinions of the people on national issues to produce a common aspiration and public policy.
  2. Political Articulation: Political parties as a matter of importance articulate the interest of the people. This forms the foundation upon which the party will base their electioneering campaigns.
  3. Leadership/Personnel Recruitment : Political parties brings together experts that will run the affairs of government.
  4. Mobilization : They also serve as avenues to mobilize the electorate to participate in the political system through rallies and public enlightenment.
  5. Political parties check the excesses of the government/power and serve as watchdog to avoid bad ruler ship.
  6. Political parties unify the people. It is one major avenue through which people come together from different cultural and cultural and religious backgrounds for a common purpose.


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