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    Presidential v. Parliamentary systems

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    Which one falls in dictatorship easier?
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    Presidential, I'm thinking.
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    I think presidential too, I got into a huge debate with my mom about this because of "checks and balances"

    But executive power is based in the hands of one person in a presidential system.
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    Exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillian_Angela View Post
    Which one falls in dictatorship easier?
    Both!

    So easy to just chunk and flush.
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    Yeah, I agree. Presidential IMO.
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    Honestly, I'd say Parlimentary. Because, in Britain for example, the Prime Minister is PART of the legislative body (Parliament) and is the only member allowed to propose legislation. Also, his party is always the party in charge and members of a party are required to vote along party lines. Thus, what the PM wants, the PM usually gets...so it COULD be considered a dictatorship in a sense.

    HOWEVER...

    The Parliament can also remove the PM with a vote of no confidence at any time...so the PM isn't going to propose legislation that is highly controversial and isn't going to try to gain too much power.

    In that sense I'd say Presidential could fall more easily into a dictatorship because it's harder to remove the person holding that office.

    So, both, depending on which way you look at the path to dictatorship.


    ETA: Apparantly I don't have a real belief on this. I think both systems have benefits and flaws. I can see your point how one man having executive power can be dangerous...but the executive also having legislative power can be bad too, do you think?

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