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Semi-Presidential System of Government

A political system in which a president of the republic, elected by universal suffrage and given personal powers, co-exists with a government (prime minister and ministers) resting on the confidence placed in it by parliament.

(Maurice Duverger. "A New Political System Model: Semi-Presidential Government." In, Arendt Lijphart, ed. Parliamentary versus Presidential Government. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992, p.3)
     
Semi-Presidential System of Government

A political system in which a president of the republic, elected by universal suffrage and given personal powers, co-exists with a government (prime minister and ministers) resting on the confidence placed in it by parliament.

(Maurice Duverger. "A New Political System Model: Semi-Presidential Government." In, Arendt Lijphart, ed. Parliamentary versus Presidential Government. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992, p.3)

Approved for glossaryposting by Ben Eisen on December 5, 2010


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