Question Time

April 1979
New Republic;4/14/79, Vol. 180 Issue 15, p2
Discusses the political systems in three countries, United States, Canada, and Great Britain, all of which are simultaneously holding elections in 1979. Duration of campaign period; Voter turnout; Failure of the American system of divided government to work as the Founding Fathers expected; Americans elect a president first and find out about him afterward; Canadian and English presidential candidates have been tried in parliament; Weakening of the American party structure; British and Canadian prime ministers can serve indefinitely.


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