Definition of a Third Political Party -- One of the less widely supported political parties in a governmental system.
Categories of Third Parties:
- Ideological Parties
- political party based on a particular set of beliefs and a comprehensive view of social, economic, and political
- Single Issue Parties
- political party that concentrates on a single public policy issue.
- Economic Protest Parties
- political parties rooted in periods of economic discontent.
- Splinter Parties
- political party that has split away from one of the major parties.