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-- Multiparty systems tend to encourage regional voting, so a

two-party system will tend to have some support from throughout a

country or other electoral unit.

-- Two-party systems tend to be quite stable and predictable (although

obviously not as stable as a one-party system, which has obvious

disadvantages).

-- With two parties, the candidate who wins almost always has a

majority of the votes or close to it. In some other systems, a

candidate can be elected even though supported by a small minority.

-- Both parties in a two-party system tend to see broad support and

thus tend to become politically moderate and better able to rule. In

the USA, for example, both major parties have solid bases they can

count on, so they seek support from the center.

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As far as I am concerned- I am tired of voting for a person i have 6/10 things in common with instead of the person I have the other 4/10 things in common with. I reluctantly give my vote to a person who I don't feel happy and excited about. Giving more options to the American people would allow them to pick a person with ideals that truly fit who they are- and it might stop some of these politicians from lying so much about their views in order to sway us independent voters.

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The main advantage of having a two-party system versus a more fragmented one is the simplicity of forming and maintaining a government.

As such, in a 'pure' two party system (such as the one present in the US) you never need coalitions, the winning party being able to form a government immediately and rule on its own.

In a more fragmented system (such as the ones typically produced by proportional representation voting systems), after each and every election you have a period of bargaining and discussions in order to create a coalition (a group of parties) to have the majority and, together, form a government.

This period can be relatively orderly managed and short in more homogeneous societies with mature party systems (such as the Netherlands or Sweden), or can be chaotic and take horrendously long (Belgium does not have a working government for more than 2 years, Moldova for nearly 3 years).

Further, a fragmented party system will rarely lead to a single party forming a government on its own. All the negotiations will lead to compromises, with no party in effect getting to implement their agenda (what they promised their voters). Further, as parties need to have 'coalition potential' (see Sartori), they will have to make themselves compatible with others, reducing the diversity of their agendas (so voters, instead of choosing between to vastly different parties, will have to choose between seven or eight relatively similar parties).

However, this 'compatibility' of parties is also a good thing - in a two party system parties, to attract undecided voters, will tend to adopt extreme positions in certain matters, which, in the end, not only divides the political scene, but society as a whole (see what's going on in the US with GOP vs. Dems.).

Note, there are MANY advantages with more fragmented party systems (especially those of a centripetal tendency). You should definitely read Sartori's 1976 book (it's a relatively easy read, and, if you just want an overview, Sartori provides a good set of tables and concise explanations). The book is fundamental in political science, so you should find it in any university library.

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The importance of a two-party system is very important within a governmental system. The split of the peoples interest can be found in the party-system. It gives the government a more diversified decision and it helps stop the rise in a majority rule. One group of determined people will find it extremely difficult to control the entirety of the public and therefore there will always be the conflict of interest. This is where the two-party system comes in handy. The party serving a persons best interest may alway be found and have a more diverse government. Once again i reiterate the importance of factions, this causes the general public to not be able to form a party that may even make it possible to overthrow the government.

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The two advantages are :-

a) It makes electors choice and election process very easy.

b) It is very easy for a party to get clear majority and helps to form a stable Government.

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Simpler for people to choose from. The outcome of an election is easier to determine (winner is the guy that gets at least 50% of the vote).

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the govt can formulate long term plans for national development.

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many adv....stability

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