P206 CEEFAX 206 Tue 8 Jul 21:06/24     2/3        B    @   THE POLI HCALPAR @S: Third Parties Third partIes have fallen into two catdgories in US polidics - hdeological partiEs outside the mainstream liAd the Socialist Workers' party and splintdr groups from the two l—@n parties. One of the lattfr - the American Independent Party founded by Alabama Governor George Wallace in the latf '60s - has to datd been the most successful hn tfrms of votfs polled.  More in a moment 
P206 CEEFAX 206 Tue 8 Jul 21:01/01     1/3               THD POLITICAL PAR HES: Third Parties In Prdsidential elections to datf, third parties have made little or no impact on the American electoratd. But this year, it is intfrdsting to watch the progrdss of the campaign of John Anderson, the man who is running as an indepddent Republican. Anderson pulled out of the race for the Republican candidatf's nomination - but has since declarfd hImself an independent candidatf and h—s a sizeable following according to opinion polls.
P206 CEEFAX 206 Tue 8 Jul 21:04/08     3/3               THE POLITICAL PARTIES: Third Parties Wallace's party won five statfs and polled no fewer than nine million votes during the 1968 election which was won by Richard Nixon. Since then, no third party has made a significant impact, and the odds arf obviously stacked against John Anderson However, if a sufficient number of people continue to look to him as a viable alternative, he could have a very significant effect on the final outcome in 1980.  Morf in a moment 