The Congress Model
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The Congress type of consociational party operates within a multiparty system and consists of factions and/or subnational party units that represent socio-cultural constituencies. The cases that most closely approximate this model are the Congress Party in India and the Liberal Party in Canada. Both countries are federal states, thereby allowing for a more precise analysis of the relationship between consociational parties and federations.
KeywordsGrand Coalition Party System Federal System Liberal Party Power Sharing
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