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So in theory a presidential republic. But if I understand you correctly, in praxis it has been more or less a parliamentary republic, with the president as a formal role rather than a power role? And now the outgoing president is likely to set aside praxis?
by fjallstrom on Mon Oct 19th, 2015 at 04:22:31 PM EST
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It is not a presidential republic because the President has no executive powers, and the budget must approved by Parliament. In essence, a successful government emerges out of an equilibrium between President and Parliament.

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by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]a[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]gmail[dot]com) on Tue Oct 20th, 2015 at 03:05:57 AM EST
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Ok, but is appointing a PM against the will of the parliament's majority not a break with tradition?
by fjallstrom on Tue Oct 20th, 2015 at 02:23:05 PM EST
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Not only is it a break of tradition, it is also a pointless exercise. It will simply result in a care taking government without a budget to execute. With the 2015 budget unravelling and the 2016 budget already delayed, this is a very bad option.

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by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]a[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]gmail[dot]com) on Wed Oct 21st, 2015 at 02:21:47 AM EST
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While such a government can't do much, it can certainly stop the other side from doing anything either.

Which certainly is of great value if the president doesn't like the other side...

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by Starvid on Sat Oct 24th, 2015 at 10:46:44 AM EST
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