'The electoral system does not allow any party to achieve power; only two parties exist in opposition. The electoral system, in which commoners (non-nobles) directly elect only nine of the thirty seats in the Fale, does not allow political parties to form a government. Parties exist as pressure groups rather than electoral vehicles or patronage dispensers. Candidates are required to register for elections as individuals, not as members of a political party'(Quoted from Ministry of Information, website)