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nounPlural micro partiesAustralian
A small political party, typically one focusing on a single issue.‘the government will need the support of senators representing micro parties’
- ‘When Jones looked to be emulating his 1999 success by setting up new micro parties to contest the 2003 election, they blew the whistle on him.’
- ‘In a sense, the minor and micro parties can often play an important role in keeping the major parties from becoming too bland, boring, and cautious.’
- ‘Some 81 groups vied for votes, including a series of micro parties who thought they would try their hand at winning a parliamentary salary.’
- ‘She aims to take the reins of the micro party set up by her father.’
- ‘Does he get his micro party to nominate him again, or does he pass the gauntlet to an unknown?’
- ‘The group found it impossible to become more than a micro party.’
- ‘The proliferation of micro parties, and the inability of the Electoral Act to ensure these are genuine political parties, have started to deliver perverse results.’
- ‘The change would eliminate the chance of a micro party's sneaking in by harvesting the preferences from a large number of other parties.’
- ‘Around 30 of the micro parties kept their preferences within the group.’
- ‘To a large extent, the exaggerated demands of micro parties are to blame.’
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