(i) Power is shared among different organs of government, such as the legislature, executive and judiciary also called as Horizontal power sharing. Example – India
(ii) Power can be shared among governments at different levels – a general government for the entire country and governments at the provincial or regional level. Example – India (Union Government & State Government)
(iii) Community government – Power may also be shared among different social groups such as the religious and linguistic groups. Example – Belgium
(iv) Power-sharing between political parties, pressure groups and movements – Such competition ensures that power does not remain in one hand.
(v) In the long run, power is shared among different political parties that represent different ideologies and social groups.