The main functions carried out by political parties simultaneously characterize and determine the specifics of their role and place in the political system:
1) Political parties act as a means of struggle between separate rival groups for the possession of government power in the center and at the local level. Wanting to gain government power and influence in local and federal bodies, various social groups rely on a political party, with the help of which they seek to get their representatives to elected bodies, the strength of opponents is evaluated by the number of votes received during the electoral struggle.
2) Political parties take an important part in the formation and activity of all parts of the state apparatus. Elected bodies of power and administration, both in the center and locally, are created with the direct participation of political parties; it is they who select candidates for elective positions and conduct election campaigns.
3) Political parties take direct or indirect participation in the development, formation and implementation of the internal and foreign policy of the state. The ruling parties, through their governing bodies, governments and parliamentary functions, are directly involved in political decision-making and implementation.
4) All political parties are actively carrying out an ideological function. They promote the values that dominate in society, their own program guidelines, and they are engaged in explaining their goals and pre-election objectives.
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