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Outline the factors which determine the electoral success of a political party

A political party is an organised group of
people who share-­common political beliefs, values
and interests with the motive of contesting
and winning election so as to control the machinery of government.
The factors that, determine the electoral
success of a political
party are:
  •  Party Manifesto: The
    manifesto is a programme of action of what the political
    party will do if it comes to power. If .the manifesto
    is appealing to the people, it can cause the ; people to vote for the party and thereby ensure its. success. 
  • The quality of the party flag bearers will go along way to determine the success of the party at the
    polls. A well known flag bearer who has distinguished
    himself in one endeavour of life will readily enjoy
    peoples support. 
  • Wide campaign: is another factor that determine
    the. success of a party at the polls.
    A party that campaigns widely with
    winning strategy has a greater chance of victory than party without wide campaign. 
  • Tribalism
    and Ethnicism:
    is another factor that determine the success of a political party in a country like
    Nigeria. People are more prone to vote for candidates from their area of
    origin hence party with flag bearers from a majority tribe have a high chance of winning.
  •  The requirements of the electoral law: wilt also v determine the
    electoral success of a ‘political party. Parties must comply with the provisions of the electoral laws and rules.

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