Parties are bodies that represent the aspirations of the people. Parties will thrive if they can understand what the people want and perish if they don’t. They aggregate the interests of different groups and form alliances between leaders and groups located in different regions and have different economic interests. Successful parties are those which provide a big umbrella under which a wide variety of groups feel at home. They involve the people by registering voters and recruiting members. Parties also stimulate debate which is the driving force behind competitive ideas in politics.