A political family also referred to as political dynasty is a family in which several members are involved in politics — particularly electoral politics. Members may be related by blood or marriage; often several generations or multiple siblings may be involved. A royal family or dynasty in a monarchy is generally considered to not be a "political family," although the later descendants of a royal family have played political roles in a republic such as the Arslan family of Lebanon would be. A family dictatorship is a form of dictatorship that operates much like an absolute monarchy , yet occurs in a nominally republican state. In the United States, many political dynasties having at least two generations serving in political office have arisen since the country's founding:.
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She had a large rally planned in Agra on Tuesday, April Mayawati runs a tight ship. She has no deputy. Unlike other dynastic party leaders, she has no heirs either. Source: PTI. Feudal politics has become so viral in India that the entourages of even single politicians like Mayawati and Mamata Banerjee teem with nephews, nieces, sisters, brothers-in-law and uncles. Photo: PTI.
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The whole political scene of the subcontinent is plagued by dynastic politics. The Gandhi family is still a prominent name in Indian politics. Ideological politics is missing in the subcontinent, in general, and in Pakistan, in particular, because the masses are largely illiterate.