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why small political parties dont participate in us president elections directly?

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Santhoshreddy,

What you are following right now in U.S. Politics is the National or Federal primary elections for the Republican and Democrat Parties.  A primary election is a preliminary election to appoint delegates to a party conference or to select the candidates for a principal, especially presidential, election.  In this case the only parties participating at the National level are the Republican and Democrat Parties.  Over the years only these 2 parties have managed to build up sufficient funds to fight a national campaign at the level required for success. Also over the years only these 2 parties have managed to build up sufficient links to big business, etc. to acquire funding and support. Other parties will have a presence in the National election in the Fall, but will receive little main stream media attention.  Aside from the major parties (Republican and Democrat), there are major third parties such as the Constitution Party; the Green Party; the Libertarian Party; the Reform Party; the Independence Party; and many others.  

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