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 Animadversion of Parliamentarianism

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Animadversion of Parliamentarianism ‎ 7.10.2012 
By Omar Sindi
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October 7, 2012

One chief censure and advantage of many Parliamentary processes is that the top of government is in nearly all sheathes not directly elected.

In a Presidential election process, the President is under normal condition selected by the electorate, or a given of electorate straightly picked by the people, detached from the legislature.

Nevertheless, in a Parliamentary process the Prime minister is selected by the legislature, frequently underneath the charismatic political party leadership. For instance look at Iraqi parliamentary election: In 2010 election ended up with several weeks - long wait for announcement of the results of election by the Iraqi Election commission.

The results of the elections finally came on March 6, 2010; when Allawi ‘s Iraqiya bloc was declared the biggest winner of the Parliamentary election with two seats more than the contender Nouri al –Maliki ‘s party in the Assembly. However; Maliki was still able to maneuver to gain the trust of smaller political parties add on to his bloc, for majority seats , he specially made empty promises’ to the Kurdish Political Parties with acceptance article 140 implementation; ( ex oil minister Hussain al-Shahristani now he is a Deputy Prime Minister for energy, who does not know how shut up when it comes to oil deal in Kurdistan, ) the imposture Maliki knows oil contract is part of article 140, but still allows Mr. Sharistani such imprudent behaviors.

In the United States ‘elections, the nominees for the party top leaderships are decided mostly by party members, or party loyalists, but when it comes to for final elections everybody in the United States, have the right to participate in the final election, the swing voters decide who wins the election by direct vote for Presidency of the United States, whether he or she is belong to particular party or not belong to any particular group.

Another principal animadversion of the Parliamentary direct process accurately in its claimed benefit, that there is no actually independent body to oppose or veto legislation passed by the Parliament and therefore no essential check and balance on legislative Power. On the contrary, because of the lack of intrinsic detachment of the powers; many people think that the parliamentary process able to extra power in the executive branch, leading to the susceptible that the legislature or judiciary have little range to overview check and balance on the executive.

In a presidential process for election, the President is mostly chosen indirectly from the legislature. If the President and legislature in such a system include members entirely or predominantly from different political parties, then the deadlock can occur. Consequently, the executive within a presidential system might not be able to suitably fulfill his or her platform/ system.

Omar Sindi - United States, a regular contributing writer and columnist for

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