Monday, January 24, 2011

Now that's parliamentary democracy in action

The Irish government collapsed a couple of days ago. The prime minister, having lost the confidence of his cabinet colleagues and backbenchers, immediately resigned the leadership of his party.  But no problem: the parliamentary caucus of his party will meet on Thursday to name the successor who will lead the election campaign. The general election could be all wrapped up as early as February 18.

Fast, efficient, cheap, and legitimate. Irish finances may be a mess, but  parliamentary democracy is a great system when it is allowed to work. (B.C political parties, take note)
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