Conflicts within parties and comparing UK and US parties

Current Conflicts Within Parties 

  • Democrats clearly in conflict, losing the 2016 presidential election 
  • However, the 2018 midterms have them controlling the house, shows a good upturn 
  • Republicans clearly on the up, 2016 control of the white house and of congress
  • However lost control of the house, 2019 shutdown
  • The Democrats also in conflict over ideology, Sanders vs Clinton in 2016 
  • However 2016 sanders declared support for clinton after losing primaries, shows clear unity 
  • The Republicans also have a clear faction problem, the tea party movement ousting Boehner in 2015 
  • However the tea party was intrumental in the revival of the republicans, responsible for gaining

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