Great stuff Faisal's village, keep up the good work
In the UK, the Prime minister selects the cabinet positions and they have to be MP's.
yes the UK is the model of the parliamentary system and the US the model for the presidential system that is followed around the world
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
personally I like the American system better
Personally I think the Presidential system would work so much better in Pakistan.
In India we have a Rajya Sabha, where the MP'S are nominated by the state legislatures and thus don't need to win a popular election to become a minister. Lok Sabha, is the house where the directly elected MP'S go and they can obviously be included in the government too.
Britain has 2 houses, i.e House of Lords and House of commons too.
Even the current Indian Prime Minister hasn't won a major popular election ever.
Edit - Just checked, and even though probably Imran doesn't have that many State Legislature members right now, he can be nominated to the Senate theoretically and become a minister?
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The article linked below is one of the best written opinion pieces on Imran I have read so far. Don't worry, it's not (just) an Imran bash piece. The author raises a question I have often wondered myself: why do liberals support Imran? It seems extremely contradictory to me for any liberal to support him, yet there is no denying that he has a large segment of them behind him. The author points out the failure of Pakistan's other political parties and Imran's corruption-free record is the driving force behind Imran's support (something that many of you have also stated here). The closing paragraphs perfectly sum up my feelings on the issue:
Yes, you will be correct to argue that ideologically there is a difference between PTI and liberal parties. But in practice, everyone is behaving the same. And when that happens, you will find liberals crying at Minar-e-Pakistan while waving a PTI flag.
I don’t agree with their decision but I don’t blame them for taking it. I don’t agree with reactionaries who take over mainstream politics but I understand why they do it. Now that some of them have joined PTI, I can only hope that Imran starts softening his rhetoric on some critical issues. These are strange times.
Why some liberals are supporting Imran Khan
In the British Parliamentary system, the upper house (House of Lords) is the most useless house. The Lower house (House of Commons) can force the Lords to agree on legislation, which then the Queen has to sign (our head of state - equivalent to President).
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