Pointers Against Republic Model
THE ARM REPUBLIC MODEL 2022
- Only the politicians will be allowed to select nominees for election. This means that control will be in the hands of the Labor Party and the Coalition as they control the State & Federal parliaments.
- An elected president could easily be dismissed by a joint sitting of Parliament with a 50% +1 vote meaning that a president would think twice about opposing the aspirations of the government.
- The president will be mainly restricted to ceremonial duties with limited authority. This means that there will be more power in the hands of politicians.
- Electing a president means giving him or her a greater mandate than that of the government. The president will have been elected as president by the people whereas the Prime Minister would not have been elected as Prime Minister. This could lead to a political crisis if the views and objectives of a president clash with those of the government.
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