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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

On Fri, Jun 02, 2006 at 12:00:24PM +0300 or thereabouts, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> 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.

Hi Andrei:

I stand corrected, and thanks for pointing out my inaccuracy. According
to wikipedia you're absolutely correct;

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral?  It is because we
are not the person involved.
		-- Mark Twain, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"

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