party loyalist


: a person who is a loyal member of a political party

Examples of party loyalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Law and Justice had installed party loyalists and filled the airwaves with propaganda, and cleaning up after populist rule was a job unprecedented. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Mar. 2024 Starting as a welder in a factory in the Urals, Mr. Ryzhkov rose as a party loyalist with economic expertise to peaks of success as a protégé of the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Robert D. McFadden, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2024 Almost every member runs for office under a party label, relies on party loyalists for votes and turns to their party for help with campaign funding. Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times, 8 Oct. 2023 The process disenfranchises middle-of-the road voters who aren’t party loyalists. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, 2 Sep. 2023 Such legislation now requires the approval of only the Congress’s Standing Committee, which is made up of a minority of senior party loyalists. Adam S. Posen, Foreign Affairs, 2 Aug. 2023 Africa’s new set of leaders includes former military dictators turned democrats, party loyalists who steadily moved up the ranks, and a few political outsiders, among them a disc jockey, a business magnate, and a former soccer star. Judd Devermont, Foreign Affairs, 11 June 2019 Since taking office, Erdogan has hobbled civil society organizations and staffed his government with party loyalists, instead of people who know how to respond to a natural disaster. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 16 Feb. 2023

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“Party loyalist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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