Justin O. Frosini

The Prime Ministerial Executive: a Fifth Form of Government?

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Keywords: Forum of Government, Prime ministerial, Neo-parlamentary

In the first part of this essay the Author argues that the form government that existed in Israel between 1992 and 2001 was not prime ministerial (or neo parliamentary) because the "aut simul stabunt aut simul" cadent rule was not implemented. This was the reason for the failure of the Basic Law approved in 1992 and not the direct popular election of the Prime Minister as many writers claim. The Author refers to the form of government adopted at local level in Italy to argue his case. Referring to the three dispositional properties used by political scientist Robert Elgie to classify regime types, the Author then goes on to underline that it is therefore the "aut simul cadent aut simul stabunt" rule that determines the existence of an autonomous form of government, the «Prime ministerial executive», and not the direct popular election of the Prime Minister which, in theory, could be "de facto" and not "de iure".

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