Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
Stephen <email@example.com> wrote:
> Heck even some republics have a figure head of state, France for example
> has a Prime Minister and a President. If memory serves, the Prime Minister
> is the defacto head of state, but the president has the power. It might be
> the other way around, but you get the idea, this is hardly a new concept,
> except probably to Americans. ;)
France is not the best example, because AFAIK the power is shared. I
know this because the Romanian system was inspired by the French. An
unfortunate choice if you ask me.
I prefer the German (and Austrian) system, where the President is really
just a figure, and the Chancellor (Prime Minister) has the power. This
way you can reelect a good Prime Minister for more than just 2 terms,
but get rid of him if you want it, see Helmut Kohl.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.