Major party

A major party is a political party that holds substantial influence in a country's politics, standing in contrast to a minor party. It should not be confused with majority party.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
Major parties hold a significant percentage of the vote in elections and claim higher membership than minor parties. Typically, major parties have the most donors, best-organized support networks and excellent funding for elections. Their candidates for political positions are closely watched since they have the highest chance of being elected to office because of the high membership, recognition and donations that these parties are able to generate.
Two major parties can lead to a two-party system. If there is only one major party, then it is a dominant-party system. In a multi-party system, a major party is one that occasionally controls the presidency or premiership and is the most influential party in a coalition government.

List of major parties

CountryCentre-left, left-wing major partyCentre-right, right-wing major partyLiberal, centrist major partyOther major parties
Socialist Party of AlbaniaDemocratic Party of Albania
National Liberation FrontNational Rally for Democracy
Social Democratic PartyDemocrats for AndorraLiberal Party of Andorra
Antigua Labour PartyUnited Progressive Party
Frente de TodosRepublican ProposalRadical Civic UnionJusticialist Party
Prosperous ArmeniaMy Step Alliance
People's Electoral MovementAruban People's Party
Australian Labor PartyCoalition
Social Democratic Party of AustriaAustrian People's PartyNEOS - The New AustriaFreedom Party of Austria
New Azerbaijan Party
Progressive Liberal PartyFree National Movement
Bangladesh Awami LeagueBangladesh Nationalist PartyJatiya Party
Barbados Labour PartyDemocratic Labour Party
Belaya Rus
Belgium Different Socialist PartyNew Flemish AllianceOpen Flemish Liberals and DemocratsChristian Democratic and Flemish
Belgium Socialist PartyCitizens Movement for ChangeReformist MovementHumanist Democratic Centre
Belgium Socialist PartyChristian Social PartyParty for Freedom and ProgressProDG
People's United PartyUnited Democratic Party
Union Makes the NationCowry Forces for an Emerging Benin
Movement for SocialismNational Unity FrontChristian Democratic Party
Alliance of Independent Social DemocratsParty of Democratic Action
Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina
Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and HerzegovinaParty of Democratic ActionDemocratic FrontUnion for a Better Future of BiH
Republika Srpska
Alliance of Independent Social DemocratsSerb Democratic PartyParty of Democratic ProgressDemocratic People's Alliance
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and HerzegovinaCroatian Peasant Party of Bosnia and HerzegovinaCroatian Democratic Union 1990
Botswana National FrontBotswana Democratic Party
Workers' PartyBrazil above everything, God above everyone led by PSLTo unite Brazil Brazilian Democratic Movement Party
Bulgarian Socialist PartyCitizens for European Development of BulgariaMovement for Rights and FreedomsUnited Patriots
People's Movement for ProgressUnion for Progress and ReformCongress for Democracy and Progress
National Council for the Defense of DemocracyForces for the Defense of DemocracyIndependents of Hope
Cambodian People's PartyFUNCINPECSam Rainsy Party
Social Democratic FrontCameroon People's Democratic Movement
New Democratic PartyConservative Party of CanadaLiberal Party of CanadaBloc Québécois, Green Party of Canada
African Party for the Independence of Cape VerdeMovement for Democracy
People's Progressive MovementUnited Democratic Party
Central African Democratic RallyNational Union for Democracy and ProgressUnion for Central African Renewal
Patriotic Salvation Movement
Socialist Party of Chile Chile Vamos, Evópoli Christian Democratic Party, Amplitude
Communist Party of China
Colombian Liberal PartyDemocratic CenterSocial Party of National Unity
Radical Change
Colombian Conservative Party
Union for the Development of the Comoros, Juwa Party
Citizens' Action Party National Restoration PartyNational Liberation Party Social Christian Unity Party
Social Democratic Party of CroatiaCroatian Democratic UnionBridge of Independent ListsMiroslav Škoro Homeland Movement
Communist Party of Cuba
Partido MANMovement for the Future of CuraçaoParty for the Restructured Antilles
Czech Pirate PartyCivic Democratic PartyANO 2011Freedom and Direct Democracy
Progressive Party of Working PeopleDemocratic RallyDemocratic PartyMovement for Social Democracy
People's Party for Reconstruction and DemocracyMovement for the Liberation of the CongoUnion for Democracy and Social Progress
Social DemocratsDanish People's PartyVenstre
People's Rally for ProgressMovement for Democratic Renewal and Development
Dominica Labour PartyUnited Workers' Party
FretilinPeoples' Liberation PartyDemocratic PartyNational Congress for Timorese Reconstruction
PAIS AllianceCREOSUMA MovementPartido Social Cristiano
Free Egyptians PartyNation's Future Party
Farabundo Martí National Liberation FrontNationalist Republican AllianceUnity Movement
Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea
People's Front for Democracy and Justice
Social Democratic PartyConservative People's Party of EstoniaEstonian Reform PartyEstonian Centre Party
Pro Patria
Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
Party of European SocialistsEuropean People's PartyAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe PartyAlliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe
Social Democratic PartyPeople's PartyUnion PartyRepublic
National Federation PartySocial Democratic Liberal PartyFijiFirst
Social Democratic Party of FinlandNational Coalition PartyCentre PartyFinns Party
Socialist PartyThe RepublicansEn Marche!-MoDem AllianceNational Front
Gabonese Democratic Party
United Democratic PartyAlliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction
Georgian DreamUnited National MovementMovement for Liberty - European Georgia
Social Democratic Party of GermanyCDU/CSU Free Democratic PartyAlternative for Germany
National Democratic CongressNew Patriotic Party
Gibraltar Socialist Labour PartyGibraltar Social DemocratsLiberal Party of Gibraltar
Coalition of the Radical Left New Democracy
National Democratic CongressNew National Party
National Unity of HopeNational Convergence FrontVision with ValuesTodos
Guinean People's AssemblyUnion of Democratic Forces of Guinea
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape VerdeParty for Social Renewal
People's Progressive PartyA Partnership for National Unity
Fanmi LavalasHaitian Tèt Kale PartyStruggling People's OrganizationTruth
Pan-democracy camp
Democratic Party is the largest party.
Pro-Beijing camp
DAB is the largest party.
Pro-Taiwan camp
Hungarian Socialist PartyFidesz–KDNP AllianceDemocratic CoalitionJobbik
Social Democratic AllianceIndependence PartyProgressive PartyLeft-Green Movement
United Progressive Alliance led by Indian National CongressNational Democratic Alliance led by Bharatiya Janata Party
Indonesian Democratic Party-StruggleGolkar PartyDemocratic PartyGerindra Party
Sinn FéinFianna Fáil
Fine Gael
Green Party
Joint ListLikudBlue and White led by Israel Resilience PartyYisrael Beiteinu
Democratic PartyLegaForza ItaliaFive Star Movement
Brothers of Italy
Ivorian Popular FrontDemocratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire – African Democratic RallyRally of the RepublicansUnion for Democracy and Peace in Côte d'Ivoire
Constitutional Democratic Party of JapanLiberal Democratic PartyDemocratic Party for the PeopleKomeito
People's National PartyJamaica Labour Party
Nur Otan
Orange Democratic MovementThe National Alliance
Social Democratic Party of KyrgyzstanRespublika–Ata ZhurtBir Bol
Kyrgyzstan Party
Ata Meken Socialist Party
VetëvendosjeDemocratic League of KosovoAlliance for the Future of KosovoDemocratic Party of Kosovo
Lao People's Revolutionary Party
Social Democratic Party "Harmony"New Conservative PartyMovement For!National Alliance
Union of Greens and Farmers
Democratic CongressAll Basotho Convention
Congress for Democratic ChangeUnity Party
Free ListProgressive Citizens' PartyPatriotic UnionThe Independents
Lithuanian Social Democratic PartyHomeland UnionLiberal MovementLithuanian Farmers and Greens Union
Luxembourg Socialist Workers' PartyChristian Social People's PartyDemocratic Party
Social Democratic Union of MacedoniaVMRO-DPMNE
Pakatan HarapanBarisan Nasional
United Democratic FrontMalawi Congress PartyDemocratic Progressive PartyPeoples Party
Republican Party
Progressive Party of Maldives
Maldivian Democratic Party
Rally for Mali
Labour PartyNationalist PartyDemocratic Party
Juntos Haremos Historia coalition led by National Regeneration MovementNational Action PartyInstitutional Revolutionary PartySocial Encounter Party
Rally & IssuesUnion Monégasque
Party of Socialists of the Republic of MoldovaȘor PartyACUMDemocratic Party of Moldova
Mongolian People's PartyDemocratic Party
Democratic Party of SocialistsDemocratic Front
Socialist Union of Popular ForcesJustice and Development PartyNational Rally of Independents
Popular Movement
Istiqlal Party
Authenticity and Modernity Party
National League for DemocracyUnion Solidarity and Development Party
Armenian Revolutionary FederationFree MotherlandDemocratic Party of Artsakh
SWAPOPopular Democratic Movement
Communist Party of Nepal Nepali Congress
Unified Communist Party of Nepal
Socialist Party


Labour Party
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Forum for Democracy
Democrats 66Christian Democratic Appeal
Party for Freedom
Labour PartyNational Party
Sandinista National Liberation FrontConstitutionalist Liberal PartyIndependent Liberal Party
Nigerien Party for Democracy and SocialismNational Movement for the Development of SocietyNigerien Democratic Movement for an African Federation
All Progressives CongressPeople's Democratic Party
Republican Turkish PartyNational Unity PartyPeople's Party
Workers' Party of Korea
Labour PartyConservative Party
Progress Party
VenstreChristian People's Party
Centre Party
Pakistan People's PartyPakistan Muslim League Muttahida Qaumi MovementPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
People's National CongressNational Alliance Party
Frente GuasúColorado PartyAuthentic Radical Liberal Party
Broad FrontPopular ForcePeruvians for Change
Partido Demokratiko Sosyalista ng Pilipinas
Nacionalista Party
Liberal Party
Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino
Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino
Popular Democratic PartyNew Progressive Party
Democratic Left AllianceLaw and JusticeCivic PlatformPolish People's Party
Socialist PartyPPD/PSD – Social Democratic PartyLeft Bloc
Democratic Progressive PartyKuomintang Taiwan People's Party
Congolese Party of LabourPan-African Union for Social Democracy
Social Democratic PartyNational Liberal PartyAlliance of Liberals and DemocratsSave Romania Union
Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania
Communist Party of RussiaUnited RussiaA Just Russia
Liberal Democratic Party of Russia
Social Democratic PartyRwandan Patriotic FrontLiberal Party
Polisario Front
Saint Lucia Labour PartyUnited Workers Party
Unity Labour PartyNew Democratic Party
United LeftSammarinese Christian Democratic PartyRETE MovementFuture Republic
Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe/Social Democratic PartyIndependent Democratic Action
Socialist Party of SerbiaSerbian Progressive PartyDemocratic Party Serbian Radical Party
People's PartySeychelles National Party
Senegalese Democratic PartyAlliance for the Republic
All People's CongressSierra Leone People's Party
Workers' Party of SingaporePeople's Action Party
Direction – Social DemocracyOrdinary PeopleKotleba – People's Party Our Slovakia
We Are Family
Social DemocratsSlovenian Democratic PartyList of Marjan Šarec
Modern Centre Party
The Left
For Justice and DevelopmentPeace, Unity, and Development Party
African National CongressDemocratic Alliance
Democratic Party of KoreaUnited Future Party
Socialist Party "Unity of the People"United Ossetia
Sudan People's Liberation Movement
Spanish Socialist Workers' PartyPeople's PartyCitizensPodemos
Republican Left of CataloniaCatalan Democratic PartyCitizensSocialist Party of Catalonia
Basque Country EH BilduBasque Nationalist Party
Socialist Party of the CanariesCanarian CoalitionNew CanariesPeople's Party
United People's Freedom AllianceUnited National PartyJanatha Vimukthi Peramuna & Tamil National Alliance
Palestine Liberation Organization
Fatah is the largest party.
National Congress
National Democratic PartyProgressive Reform Party
Swedish Social Democratic Labour PartyModerate PartyCentre Party
Sweden Democrats
Social Democratic Party of SwitzerlandSwiss People's PartyFDP.The LiberalsChristian Democratic People's Party of Switzerland
People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan
Chama Cha MapinduziChadema
Pheu Thai PartyPalang Pracharath Party
Save Togo CollectiveUnion for the Republic
United National CongressPeople's National Movement
Nidaa TounesEnnahda Movement
Republican People's PartyJustice and Development Party
Opposition BlocEuropean SolidarityServant of the PeopleAll-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland"
Labour PartyConservative PartyLiberal Democrats Scottish National Party
Plaid Cymru
Sinn Féin DUP Alliance Party Social Democratic and Labour Party
Ulster Unionist Party
Uganda People's CongressNational Resistance MovementDemocratic PartyForum for Democratic Change
Republican PartyDemocratic Party
Broad FrontNational PartyColorado Party
Justice Social Democratic PartyUzbekistan National Revival Democratic PartyUzbekistan Liberal Democratic PartyPeople's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan
Great Patriotic Pole led by United Socialist Party of VenezuelaDemocratic Unity Roundtable
Communist Party of Vietnam
Al-Islah General People's Congress
Patriotic FrontUnited Party for National Development
Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic FrontMovement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai