(also splinter party)
A small organization, typically a political party, that has broken away from a larger one.
- A splinter group, the Freedom Party, have a councillor in South Staffordshire.
- The Real IRA had already been formed by a splinter group which opposed Sinn Fein's move towards participation in government.
- Among the Sadrists is the Da'wah Iraq Organization, a splinter group that broke off from the al-Da'wah Party and which reveres the two maryred Sadrs, a representative of which will attend.
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