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Definition of a Third Political Party -- One of the less widely supported political parties in a governmental system.

Categories of Third Parties:

  1. Ideological Parties
    political party based on a particular set of beliefs and a comprehensive view of social, economic, and political
    matters.
  2. Single Issue Parties
    political party that concentrates on a single public policy issue.
  3. Economic Protest Parties
    political parties rooted in periods of economic discontent.
  4. Splinter Parties
    political party that has split away from one of the major parties.