Monday, June 07, 2004

One month after & the election isn't over yet!

Many often compare the pace of our election count to that of India. Theirs was done in a week's time. This is one more reason for a parliamentary form of government.

Without counting the votes for the President, our elections have long been over. We already have in place our senators, congressmen and local government officials.

So let's get cracking towards the parliamentary form. Although, the points raised by Manuel L. Quezon III and others against parliamentarism are also valid.

MLQ III for instance points out:
The repeated inability of the House to muster a quorum, on the other hand, was another big blow against parliamentarism. Considering these same people are most likely to populate a unicameral legislature, and they can't even be bothered to show up for an important occasion, what more during ordinary legislative days?

Many are saying that the new constitution of Iraq may be a good model to copy in regard to the type of government needed to run a country as diverse as the Philippines.