Between 1950 and 2017, more than 130 countries were included in the list of dominant-party systems, i.e., almost every state in the World on national, sub-national and district levels, both democratic and authoritarian.
Sometimes the term de facto one-party state is used to describe a dominant-party system that, unlike the one-party state, allows (at least nominally) democratic multiparty elections, but the existing practices or balance of political power effectively prevent the opposition from winning the elections.
A Dominant party state is one where other parties are nominal and have no chance of winning elections and forming a government. In the US when one party is dominant due there being more Democrats than Republicans or vice versa is NOT an example of a Dominant Party State.
A dominant-party system, or one-party dominant system, is a system where there is "a category of parties/political organisations that have successively won election victories and whose future defeat cannot be envisaged or is unlikely for the foreseeable future." Many are de facto one-party systems, and often devolve into de jure one-party systems. Usually, the dominant party consistently holds ...
Singapore is actually more like a dominant-party system, one where multipartism is allowed (unlike the single-party state) but where several factors make it very unlikely that the dominant party is defeated, at least during a long period of time. Other examples are the ANC in South Africa, the PRI in Mexico or the LDP in Japan (the last two ...
Some one-party states are considered dictatorships and called a police state or a military dictatorship, if a secret police force or the military is used to keep a dictator in power through force. The one-party system is also a common trait of communist Marxist-Leninist and fascist political philosophies.
A communist state, in popular usage, is a state with a form of government that is characterized by the one-party rule or dominant-party rule of a communist party and a professed allegiance to a Leninist or Marxist–Leninist communist ideology as the guiding principle of the state.
A benevolent dictatorship is a government in which an authoritarian leader exercises absolute political power over the state but is perceived to do so with regard for benefit of the population as a whole, standing in contrast to the decidedly malevolent stereotype of a dictator who focuses on his and his supporters' self-interests.
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