At last, parties are of great importance, acting as reference groups - groups on which the individual focuses behavior - the supporters. In many countries people, obeying family traditions and education, test strong emotional commitment of this or that party.
Comes to naught value local party the organizations, and the party press which was long considered as one of signs of liberal democracy nowadays became an anachronism. The role of party in structuring results of elections too considerably decreased. Often people vote not for the party, and for the "image" of this or that candidate created by commercial mass media.
Sets sections have an extensive network of the local organizations. These are the centralized parties with quite rigid internal discipline, but at the same time allowing "horizontal communications" between local divisions.