Single-pairty state

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A single-pairty state, ane-pairty state, ane-pairty seestem or single-pairty seestem is a type o state in which a single poleetical pairty haes the richt tae form the govrenment, uisually based on the existin constitution. Aw ither pairties are either outlawed or allaed tae tak anly a leemitit an controlled pairticipation in elections. Sometimes the term de facto single-pairty state is uised tae describe a dominant-pairty seestem that, unlik the single-pairty state, allaes (at least nominally) democratic multiparty elections, but the existin practices or balance o poleetical pouer effectively prevent the opposeetion frae winnin the elections.