party politics


often disapproving
: political activities, decisions, etc., that relate to or support a particular political party
Party politics played a large role in determining who would be chosen for the position.

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Recent Examples on the Web Born in Camden on Aug. 29, 1934, Pryor was immersed in Democratic party politics from an early age. Frank E. Lockwood,, 20 Apr. 2024 While the council is technically nonpartisan, party politics have not been kept secret. Sarah Ritter, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024 The cases are upending traditional party politics and inspiring odd bedfellows. Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2024 But in an interview, Gallagher insisted party politics and the current Republican tumult in Congress did not play a role in his decision not to seek reelection. Lawrence Andrea, Journal Sentinel, 10 Feb. 2024 And party politics aside, the result suggests that old tactics to intimidate and suppress voters largely didn’t work. Ayesha Jalal, The Conversation, 11 Feb. 2024 Much of Britain’s support for Ukraine, of course, is rooted in cultural and national identity, which runs deeper than party politics. Mark Landler, New York Times, 25 Jan. 2024 On the officially nonpartisan commission, Cabrera is the most active in party politics and the only one of the six Republicans to campaign for Trump while Gov. Ron DeSantis was challenging the former president for the GOP nomination. Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald, 25 Jan. 2024 Elections, Park argued, were disorderly, disruptive, and wasteful, and party politics only deepened social fissures. Hahm Chaibong, Foreign Affairs, 14 Aug. 2018

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“Party politics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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