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.

Monarchies[edit]

  •  Bahrain – Political "parties" are banned, but political "societies" are allowed. The media, however, usually refer to these formations as "parties".
  •  Oman – Political parties are banned.
  •  Kuwait – Political "parties" are not legally recognized, but political blocs are allowed. The media, however, usually refer to these blocs as "parties".
  •  Qatar – Political parties are banned.
  •  Saudi Arabia – Political parties are banned.[1][2]
  •  United Arab Emirates – Political parties are banned.
  •   Vatican City State

Territories[edit]

Republics[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm?year=2012&dlid=204381
  2. ^ http://arabia2day.com/tag/umma-islamic-party/