A group of former Republican officials considering a new center-right political party to counter former U.S. President Donald Trump’s influence would face steep challenges in shaking up a U.S. political system that has favored two-party rule throughout its history.

On Wednesday, more than 120 Republicans — including former elected officials, along with former administrators under Trump and former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush — met virtually on Feb. 5 to discuss forming a third party or a new center-right faction.

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