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splinter group

a number of members of an organization, political party, etc., who split from the main body and form an independent association, usually as the result of dissension
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If the KMT had suffered a lower level of splinter party defections, it is likely it would have preserved its dominant party status longer.
Remember Robert Kilroy-Silk's Veritas, the short-lived and spectacularly unsuccessful splinter party from UKIP, who lost deposits up and down the country at the General Election last year?
The government coalition of the four largest parties and a small splinter party is expected to remain in power for the full term until 2015.
ABV, a splinter party which drained a number of BSP cadres in 2014, has refused to back Radev, even though he had been discussed as a possible joint nomination of the two parties back in August.
However, members of the PRM, a PRD splinter party born in 2014 after the 2012 elections plunged the PRD into crisis, were against the reform.
The splinter party led by the former presidential adviser, Ghazi Salah al-Deen al-Attabani, decided to suspend its participation in the political process last June to protest the arrest of the National Umma Party (NUP) leader Sadiq al-Mahdi, press censorship and detention of political activists.
The most important thing about 2013 is that there will be elections," says Professor Welshman Ncube, leader of the smaller MDC splinter party, now called MDC-Green because of the party's livery.
The two major ethnic Turk-dominated parties, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) and splinter party DOST, however, have not yet made it clear whether they will table their own candidates or endorse others.
The JPF, which is the most prominent party in the new alliance, is a radically Islamist and increasingly autonomous splinter party of the ruling NCP.