What are the prerequisites for a political party in a democracy?

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In a democracy, a political party is necessary to help run the government.  This is accomplished through the election of a party leader. A party leader seeks to manifest the goals that are common to its constituents.

Typically, a political party consists of four main parts: the leader, the secretary, the treasurer, and the chairperson.  Their duties are as follows.  The leader is the spokesperson responsible for holding the power of the party.  They represent the party and are considered the figurehead.  The secretary maintains the daily records of meetings.  They are responsible for the paperwork of the party.  The treasurer is held responsible for monetary duties.  The chairperson forms the strategies necessary for obtaining members.  They also head up general meetings.