The United States uses a presidential system of government and is a stable democracy; therefore, it is advisable for new democracies to also choose pr

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The United States uses a presidential system of government and is a stable democracy; therefore, it is advisable for new democracies to also choose presidential systems of government. Discuss

The United States is arguably the most powerful and prosperous nation in the world and has had a successful stable democracy under presidential government for over 200 years. So surely therefore new democracies in the modern day should adopt the presidential system of government used by the United States? In this essay I will discuss this issue. Even though the United States uses presidentialism, the majority of the world's stable democracies actually use a form of parliamentary government including the
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The other main feature being no overlap in membership between the executive and the legislature therefore the president cannot buy congressional votes with the promise of jobs in the government. In terms of a parliamentary government system, unlike the presidential system the executive is organically linked to the legislature. The three main features would include that the governing parties emerge from the assembly. Government ministers are usually drawn from, and remain members of the legislature. Also the head of the government (Prime Minister, premier or chancellor) and the council of ministers (cabinet) can be dismissed from office through a vote of no confidence by parliament. The third feature would be the executive is collegial, taking the form of a cabinet in which the prime minister is traditionally just first among equals. This plural executive differs greatly from the focus on a single chief executive in presidentialism. It should be noted that the post of the prime minister is separate from that of a ceremonial head of state while presidents are the head of government aswell as the head of state.

The presidential system offers a strong case for new democracies to adopt it. New democratic

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