Manifesto & Mandate

Manifesto

the document in which a political party details what actions and programmes it intends to introduce if it is successful in the next election — a set of promises for future action.

Mandate

the authority to govern, which a government

derives from an election victory. This means that it has the right to introduce its policies as stated in its manifesto. It also allows it to take decisions on other issues as they arise during its term of office, which could not have

been foreseen when the manifesto was produced