The ruling party is a concept of Latin American origin that refers to the group of officials that make up a certain government, as well as the movement that, through their ideas, promotes it.
The ruling party refers, therefore, to those economists, lawyers, engineers, all leaders, who work to support the work of the Government. These are called "government officials."Its mission is entrusted by the Government, among these being the permanence of a certain Government, and movement, as well as the defense of the authorities that are in Government functions.
The ruling party is not something that characterizes a particular political party, but rather characterizes them all after their passage to power.
Thus, in democratic systems, the ruling party refers to who is in power. Therefore, it is changing with the passage of time and political evolution.
Meanings of the ruling party
The ruling party can occur in various situations. That is, the concept can be used in various settings.
The most common are the following:
- Set of members of a Government.
- Movement or group of political forces that support the Government.
- Set of ideas that make up the ideology of the Government in question.
- Acceptance, in principle, of what the official power establishes.
The ruling party in the dictatorship
In a dictatorship, given that the public services, the army, as well as the media, are linked to the central power, they can come to be considered as part of the ruling party.
In other words, their service to the current power makes them, de facto, members of the ruling party. Even if these are not within the Government.
This is because, in a way, they promote the permanence of the leader in power, which supports his cause.
Examples of officialdom
When a group of economists, collaborators of the Government, carry out a report to promote the policies promoted by a certain political formation, it is said that these economists are part of the ruling party.
In the same way, when a deputy abandons a criterion to support a cause of the political party that is in power, it is said that said deputy is supporting the ruling party.
When a communication medium, in a dictatorial system, promotes the figure of the authoritarian leader, it is said that said medium is at the service of the ruling party.