List of countries without political parties
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This is a list of countries and dependencies with a permanent population that have no legal political parties. Some have opposition groups that operate clandestinely.
- Bahrain — Political "parties" are banned, but political "associations" are allowed. The media, however, usually refer to these formations as "parties".
- Christmas Island
- Cocos (Keeling) Islands
- Falkland Islands
- Kuwait — There is no legislation regulating the formation of political parties, nor is there a law banning political parties in Kuwait. Given this gap in legislation, political parties, in their formal sense, do not exist de facto. Political organisations -behaving fully as parties- do exist, and are very active; filling this gap in legislature. These political parties are not formally recognised.
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Norfolk Island
- Oman — Political parties are banned.
- Pakistan — Political parties are banned in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
- Pitcairn Islands
- Qatar — Political parties are banned.
- Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
- Saudi Arabia — Political parties are banned. 
- United Arab Emirates — Political parties are banned.
- Vatican City State