Governos de coalizão nas democracias presidencialistas e parlamentaristas

Translated title of the contribution: Government coalitions under presidentialism and parliamentarism

José Antonio Cheibub, Adam Przeworski, Sebastian Saiegh

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    Abstract

    Are government coalitions less frequent under presidentialism than under parliamentarism? The only difference between the two systems is that unscheduled elections are held under parliamentarism in those situations in which under presidentialism a majority legislative coalition opposes the executive. In both systems, portfolio coalitions are formed only when the formateur party and the one closest to it are relatively distant in policy terms. Otherwise, the formateur party governs alone, satisfied with the legislative outcomes. Hence, portfolio minority governments need not be less effective legislatively than coalition governments. Whatever is wrong with presidentialism, is not due to the difficulty of forming coalitions.

    Translated title of the contributionGovernment coalitions under presidentialism and parliamentarism
    Original languagePortuguese
    Pages (from-to)187-218
    Number of pages32
    JournalDados
    Volume45
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2002

    Keywords

    • Government coalitions
    • Parliamentarism
    • Presidentialism

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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