Describe the three components of a political party

Describe the three components of a political party.

A political party has three components:

  1. The leaders.
  2. The active members.
  3. The followers.


  • The leaders are recruited and trained by parties.
  • Policy decisions are taken by the political executives of concerned parties. They fight election.
  • They are the policy makers of their parties.


  • Without members a party cannot run.
  • They are the pre-requisite of a party.
  • They go by the direction of the party leadership.

Followers are the ordinary citizens. They believe in the policies of their respective party.

  • They give popular support through elections.
  • Often the opinion of the followers crystallise on the lines parties take.