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Mike Jacobs

Jacobs: Parliamentary system would have avoided stalemate

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Were you looking for an argument in favor of a parliamentary rather than a congressional system of government?

Well, the situation in Washington over the past half dozen years may be as good as you can get.

The key difference between these systems, as George Will points out elsewhere on this page, is the sharing of power. In a congressional system, power is shared between the executive and legislative branch. In a parliamentary system, it rests with the legislative branch.

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