Describe any three main features of two party system

Describe any three main features of two party system.

In some countries, power usually changes between two main parties. Several other parties may exist, contest elections and win a few seats in the national legislatures. But only the two main parties have serious chance of winning majority of seats to form government. Such party system is called two party system.
This system perhaps, the best and most democratic. Some of the countries have only two major political parties. In such system, people get a clear choice as both the parties put up their candidates in all the constituencies.

  • The party that wins majority, forms the government and the other sits in opposition.
  • Opposition party points out shortcomings of the ruling party.
  • People have clear choice in this two party system.
  • The United States of America and the United Kingdom are the examples of two party systems.