perhaps a case of virtual comes into practical to form a praviractical? UK labour party didn’t just sound a bit likatory. When the tories emerged post mid 00’s, one of their calls for voting conservatives instead of labour was something to the tune of: vote for the Real tory party, not that fake torywonnabe called new-labour.
let’s consider any single party, authoritarian regime. Any.
let’s say some superuber power approaches these authoritarians, and say: look. you spend all that money and energy to keep your regime. i, superuber power, can give you a way to keep Your regime alive, while spending much less, being generally genuinely supported by most citizens and by many other political systems and citizens all round the planet! What are the chances that regime will go: ok, we are listening?
Maybe, outside the UK, we have the case of Singapore?
thediplomat.com/2022/03/singapores-pap-the-politics-of-dominance/ journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1868103420932684 www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/one-and-half-party-political-system-possible-singapore-says-political-analyst-580591