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The big list of Political Parties and What They Stand for

List of Political Parties – Introduction

There are many political parties in the world. Today, there are over 200 different types of political parties that have been formed around the globe.

Some were founded decades ago, while others have just recently come into existence. With so many out there to choose from, it can be hard to know which one you should join or where your beliefs align with theirs.

This list of political parties will help you make an informed decision about what party is suitable for you and how they may affect your life if elected!

list of Political Parties

The list of political parties

Conservative Party

A conservative party is a political party that favors conserving the status quo in society. A conservative might promote the values of individualism, traditional family life, and respect for authority. Conservatives are generally suspicious of rapid change, governmental overreaching, and political upheavals.

  • Conservatives do not favor radical societal changes because they believe that these changes will negatively affect the status quo, which is often preferable to them. Therefore, conservatives often defend what they see as good in traditional ways of life by emphasizing self-reliance and self-determination.
  • Conservatives also stand for the authority of legitimate government against illegitimate attempts to gain power.
  • They support law enforcement agencies, military action against enemies abroad, and vigilant punishment of criminals at home.

U.S. Democratic Party

The Democratic party believes in freedom and fairness. They don’t want people to be treated differently because of their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. They also want there to be many jobs with good pay so everyone can have a good life.

  • The Democrats do not believe in going to war so easily.
  • They want to have a strong military, but they don’t want them being used too often.
  • The Democrats also care about the environment and making sure it’s clean so everyone can have a good place to live.

Green Party

The green party is a political party that wants to make the world better. They want to protect the environment and make it cleaner.

  • They want to help the country and make it better.
  • They want to reduce poverty, stop famine and war.
  • They also think that countries should work together, so they don’t fight wars anymore.

Libertarian Party

The Libertarian Party is a political party in the United States that advocates for limited government, free markets, and civil liberties.

  • The party’s platform includes respecting individual rights, minimizing the size of government, maximizing economic freedom, allowing private property rights to help expand personal responsibility, reversing America’s involvement in war-torn regions around the world.
  • They are fiscally conservative and oppose most government regulation.


A progressive is someone who tries to do better by pushing for social change. Progressives are usually willing to work hard to create a better environment for themselves and others.

Socialist Equality Parties

The Socialist Equality Party is a party that wants everyone to have the same things. The same standard of living, the same opportunities to reach that standard of living, and the same amount of privilege granted by their status… even if that contradicts what is traditionally known as “social justice.”

  • They want universal equality. Not just women’s rights. Not just minority rights. Not just LGBT+ rights.
  • They want all forms of subjugation and oppression eradicated from our society, so no one group has more or less than anyone else.
  • They want everyone to live in peace and prosperity — free from danger, free from fear — with material security provided for each individual so they may pursue whatever goals they choose without having to worry about food, clothing, shelter, medical care, etc., which should be a given right in any civilized society, no matter how much money each person has.

Working Families Party

The working families political party is a group of people who want to help families with children. They want to ensure that all parents have access to affordable child care, paid sick days, and fair pay. They want to make sure that when parents are working, their kids are safe. They also want to make sure that all families have access to clean air and clean water.

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Nationalist/Populist Parties (France, Germany)

Nationalism is a party that wants to keep everything the same. It doesn’t want people to come in from other countries. It doesn’t want people to learn other languages. It doesn’t want anything to change!

Netherlands Labor Party (Netherlands)

The Netherlands Labour Party (PvdA) is a social-democratic political party in the Netherlands. It was created through a merger of two smaller left-wing parties. The PvdA is one of the larger Dutch political parties. The other is the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, led by current Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who has represented either side of the political spectrum at different times in modern Dutch history.

  • Over its history, the PvdA has had strong ties with trade unions and sought to create agreements with employers’ organizations.
  • The PvdA favors government intervention to mitigate social inequality. For example, it seeks to lower the wage gap between men and women, advocates for universal healthcare coverage, support public education and public safety and invests in sustainable development. PvdA members are relatively socially progressive.
  • The party supports same-sex marriage, strict gun control, euthanasia, and decriminalizing cannabis use (for personal use). In regards to environmental policy, the party opposes nuclear energy as a means of energy production.

New Zealand First Party (New Zealand)

Fairer and simpler taxes for all. (This means that everyone pays the same tax, and it is simple to understand.) The NZFP wants an economy that delivers for all New Zealanders. (This means that all people get what they work hard for, not just a few.) A robust public sector providing quality services. (This includes free healthcare, good schools, and roads) Best start in life for every child. ( This means giving children the best possible chance of success.) Security in retirement. (Retirement should be something to look forward to, not fear).

A country with clean rivers, beaches, and lakes. (Rivers are often polluted by chemical runoff from farms) Better environment protection. (A healthy environment is vital to all New Zealanders.) More excellent choice, quality, and affordability for consumers. (This means that the high prices may come down so everyone can enjoy good things)

Nonpartisan League (United States)

A Non-Partisan League is a group that wants people to vote for people, not just the party they belong to.

The Non-Partisan League has its origins in the United States of America, but it also exists within the borders of Canada. While most people know what political parties are in their country, few know that one party is not affiliated with any political party system in Canada.

People’s Party of Canada

This is a Canadian federal party that was created in 1919. They are very right of center, and they believe in lower taxes, less government regulation of the economy, new trade negotiations with the US, among other things.

Pirate Party (Sweden, Iceland, United Kingdom)

The Pirate Party is a political party in Sweden. They were founded in 2006. The Pirate Party is an international non-governmental organization that lists its ideology as “information wants to be free.”

They are best known for their strong dedication to freedom of information. It is also worth noting that they label themselves as left-wing, which sets them apart from the right-wing Pirate Party founded in 2006 in the Czech Republic.

UK Independence Party (UK)

This is a British right-wing populist party founded in 1993 by Alan Sked; it’s then a sole member of parliament to provide a voice for those who wanted the UK not to be part of the European Union. Policies are based on economic liberalism, traditional social values, and Euroscepticism.

Workers’ Party (Brazil)

The Workers’ Party (PT) was founded in 1978. The PT, or Partido dos Trabalhadores, was founded in opposition to the country’s military government at the time. The PT is considered one of the four major political parties in Brazil.

Workers’ Party (Singapore)

The Workers’ Party is a self-proclaimed Marxist-Leninist political party in Singapore. Founded in 1957, the party has played a crucial role in Singapore’s history by involving other left-wing groups. These include trade unions, student associations, and political alliances.

World Transformation Movement (Australia, New Zealand)

The World Transformation Movement is an Australian political party. The party aims to improve future living conditions by addressing climate change. The World Transformation Movement was registered as a political party in the year 2000.

  • The party has different branches all over Australia and focuses on different issues.
  • The WTM promotes the party as a more alternative option for climate change, focusing more on global issues than an individual approach.
  • The party also states it is against any form of corruption and “unjust taxation.”


Countless others exist as well. This list is not all-inclusive and only serves to highlight the major ones around today! So check back soon for updates to our extensive list of political parties. If you’re interested in learning more about a specific party or what they stand for, we encourage you to look them up! That will be all for now, but we hope this was helpful information, and we’d love to hear your thoughts on it, so let us know which political party you align with and why in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!

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