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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

Stephen <stephen.d.allen@gmail.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.
(Albert Einstein)

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