I find myself needing to write about a "bipartisan" issue, in a country which, unlike the US, doesn't have two main parties. Would the word thus still be "bi"partisan, or something more akin to "omnipartisan"?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I just don't know.

Thank you.

  • 6
    Would “nonpartisan” do the trick?
    – Qaz
    Mar 9, 2020 at 15:24
  • 1
    @Qaz please post that as an answer
    – Kat
    Mar 10, 2020 at 0:36
  • How about transpartisan? I just coined this word, and cannot say if anyone uses it; but it would surely be understood. Mar 14, 2020 at 19:51

3 Answers 3


You could consider cross-party group or cross-party consensus, depending on the context:

Cross-party activities involve two or more political parties. A cross-party group consists of members from two or more political parties.



"Multipartisan" is recognized by some, but not all, dictionaries.


multipartisan (also multipartizan) adjective

Of, representing, or composed of members of more than two (political or other) parties.

A measure with support from all parties is often called “nonpartisan.” For example, “We’re in political gridlock on partisan issues like X and Y, but at least we can make progress in nonpartisan initiatives like preventing car crashes and pedestrian accidents.”

Merriam Webster: not partisan, especially : free from party affiliation, bias, or designation

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.