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Republican Party (Grand Old Party, GOP) - one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States.
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Republican Party (USA)

ENG: The Republican Party, also commonly called the GOP (for "Grand Old Party"), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854, it dominated politics nationally for most of the period from 1860 to 1932. There have been 18 Republican presidents, the first being Abraham Lincoln, serving from 1861-1865, and the most recent being George W. Bush, serving from 2001-2009.

Currently the party's platform is generally based upon American conservatism, in contrast to the Democratic Party, who endorse more liberal policies. American conservatism of the Republican Party is not wholly based upon rejection of the political ideology of liberalism, as many principles of American conservatism are based upon classical liberalism. Rather, the Republican Party's conservatism is largely based upon its support of classical principles against the modern liberalism of the Democratic Party that is considered American liberalism in contemporary American political discourse.

In the 113th Congress, elected in 2012, the Republican Party holds a majority of seats in the House of Representatives and a minority of seats in the Senate. The party currently holds the majority of governorships as well as the majority of state legislatures.

 

Chairman: Reince Priebus (WI)

Founded: March 20, 1854

Ideology: Conservatism (American), Internal factions: Traditionalist conservatism, Fiscal conservatism, Social conservatism, Libertarianism, Neoconservatism, Paleoconservatism, Fusionism, Compassionate conservatism, Classical liberalism, Reaganism

 

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April 12,2013

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