Give 3-4 differences batween Politcal Parties and Pressure Groups.

Asked by Bhumika Manocha | 13th Oct, 2014, 06:58: PM

Expert Answer:

Following are the differences between pressure groups and political parties:

  • Unlike pressure groups that try to influence the government’s policies, political parties are groups of people that come together to contest elections and hold power in the government.
  • Whereas pressure groups tend to wield power, if any, without responsibilities, political parties aim at direct control or share of political power of the State.
  • Pressure groups are not accountable to people whereas political parties have to face the people in elections and thus have to responsive to people’s needs and views.

Answered by Soumil Shukla | 17th Oct, 2014, 10:11: AM

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