18 May 2016

Zombie Governments - how to end the agony

Time and again a government has either lost its way or lost the confidence of the electorate. While sometimes a no-confidence vote in parliament can end the agony and prevent a zombie government from sitting out its term in office a more decisive way to take it out of its misery is called for. The citizens should be able to start a recall procedure if a qualified number of citizens support such a move. In a Direct Democracy such a crisis would be much less likely as citizens would have the ultimate say on all legislation. This would prevent that any government could deviate too far from the wishes of the majority.

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