Revisiting the Two-Party System
Byline: Manny Villar
The Philippines has a unique political landscape. It has a presidential form of government with a multi-party system.
A multi-party political configuration is a standard feature in democratic parliaments of countries like Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. A party that fails to get a majority of the seats in the parliament forms an alliance with one or more parties so that it will have the numerical strength to govern.
In the case of the presidential system, like in the United States and here in the Philippines before 1972, the executive and the legislative functions are entrusted in separate but co-equal and interdependent branches …
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Publication information: Article title: Revisiting the Two-Party System. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: November 21, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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