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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Ban on Political Parties

Justin O Frosini, Sara Pennicino

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 January 2022

Electoral rules and regulations — Regulation of political parties — Status of political parties

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1. A ‘ban of political parties’ is one of the ways constitutions have regulated political parties after the Second World War. In these cases, the constitution ‘explicitly sanctions (political parties’) role in democratic politics and delineates the ‘acceptable’ ideological space for their competition’ (Skach 875; political parties or fractions in legislative body; right to form political parties). 2. This, however, is only one possible approach that constitutions can take toward political parties and defining the so-called ‘party space.’ From a historical...
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