Two-Party Systems: How Two Political Parties Dominate Voting

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Two-party systems are where two political parties dominate voting in almost every election, and most of the elected officials are from one of the two parties. They promote centrism, less extremism, and are more stable and easier to govern than multi-party systems (Hershey). However, two-party systems have been criticized for rejecting different views. They don’t promote diverse viewpoints like multi-party systems do. Also, the winner-take-all attitude discourages independent or third party candidates from running for office (Hershey). Disadvantages: Because people have only two options, voters will have problems choosing the right politician. Two-party systems also promote deadlock and polarization. Every party is looking for political dominance,

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