Cohabitation in Semi-Presidential Countries
Social Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages: 31-43
Received: Feb. 17, 2014; Published: Mar. 20, 2014
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Chun-Hao Chang, Department of Political Science, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan
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Abstract
This paper aims to discuss various forms of cohabitation in semi-presidentialism through the constitutional stipulations and intra-executive relationships between the president and the prime minister. By examining the cases of emerging semi-presidential countries, this paper suggests that “cohabitation” not be considered as the necessary outcome of a president-parliamentary divided government. The yielding or competing relations between the president and the prime minister may be variables that complicate semi-presidential types. Thus, concerning both the normative and practical aspects, this paper will analyze the intra- executive interaction in order to explore the executive-legislative stability within semi-presidentialism.
Keywords
Semi-Presidentialism, Cohabitation, President, Prime Minister, Executive Power
To cite this article
Chun-Hao Chang, Cohabitation in Semi-Presidential Countries, Social Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2014, pp. 31-43. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20140302.11
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