Sunday, October 22, 2017

[oruxepci] Simulating parliament

A president could simulate one aspect of a parliamentary system of government by appointing Cabinet members from the legislature.  While previously serving on legislative committees, they have presumably acquired expertise in an area suitable for a cabinet post.  Appointment only from the legislature has the feature (maybe benefit) that the legislators have all undergone election, so have been vetted by the public.

In a true parliamentary system, the ministers also remain members of parliament.  What happens if they face a conflict of interest between their duty as a minister of their the country versus their duty to represent their district in parliament?

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