The Parliamentary vs. Presidential Systems of Government


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The Parliamentary vs. Presidential Systems of Government
The following paper compares and contrasts the parliamentary versus presidential systems of government – with an eye towards focusing upon their relative strengths and weaknesses. With that in mind, the first part of the paper will look at how the executive tends to dominate in the parliamentary system through such things as the vote of non-confidence and party discipline; in the American presidential system, the executive does not possess this same power because of the separation of powers and because of the fact that the failure of a bill to pass in the House of Representatives does not mean that the President must step down. At the same time, staying momentarily with the notion of...
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