Presidentialism vs. Parliamentarism. A necessity, a whim or a protest?

  • 2011-05-25
  • By Karina Oborune
It has become a tradition to actualize the discussion of the advantages of presidentialism before the elections for president in Latvia. This year Auditor General Inguna Sudraba, who got the strongest support of respondents in a survey held by TNS Latvia and LNT, argued for direct presidential elections and amendments to the Constitution.Moreover, 86 percent of respondents of the survey held by SKDS are in favor of a directly elected president in Latvia; this was the highest total in recent years. People in Latvia call for a directly elected president, but is this a vital necessity, a...
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