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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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However, politicians in the splinter parties showed the highest levels of party switching, with almost half of those in the Green category switching at least once.
The fear of splinter parties appearing may be somewhat alleviated by requiring 5000 signatures to become a registered party.
One challenge facing Yisrael B'Aliya is the threat from other Russian splinter parties, some of which did well in the local elections and may use this as a springboard for the national vote.
This blame goes to the leaders of the three splinter parties.
Since July, the BSP, the second-largest party in the current Parliament, has been carrying out talks with ABV and Movement 21, both splinter parties whose core membership quit the BSP in the past few weeks.
Yeddyurappa -- the former chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka respectively -- merged their splinter parties into the BJP which strengthened the mother ship.
But it secured five more apparently from Independents and splinter parties.
Labour is suffering the mid-term blues of a protest vote, the growth of splinter parties and independent candidates and the ``plague on all your houses'' syndrome.
The resolution was signed by 51 lawmakers from the ruling Millennium Democratic Party, 50 from the largest opposition Grand National Party, and five from splinter parties.
In Tamil Nadu, the Congress is in touch with the DMDK, the PMK, the Muslim League and other splinter parties for possible alliances.
The remaining three seats belong to splinter parties and there is one independent lawmaker.