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An independent or nonpartisan politician is an individual politician not affiliated with any political party. There are numerous reasons why someone may stand for office as an independent.
  • Independents may support policies which are different from those of the major political parties.
  • In some parts of the world, electors may have a tradition of electing independents, so standing for a political party is a disadvantage.
  • In some countries, a political party can only be registered if it has a large number of members in more than one region, but in certain regions only a minority of electors support the major parties.
  • In some countries, political parties are unlawful and all candidates thus stand as independents.
  • In some countries where politics are otherwise traditionally partisan, such as the United States, subnational bodies and offices such as the Nebraska State Legislature and various directly-elected judicial and executive positions are nonpartisan and require politicians to abstain from running for office as part of a political party, even if they may be a member of one.
  • In some countries where politics is otherwise traditionally partisan, such as Mongolia, the incumbent President must always be an independent and cannot run for reelection as a member of a political party.


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