Coalition of the Third PartiesSubmitted by albinowookie on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 23:01
I'm attending college at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania and majoring in Political Science. Well in my Politics of Western Europe class, we were talking about the parliaments over there and how they elect. Most countries in Europe have Parliments and most of those Parliments are make up of multiple parties,some as many as 12 political parties in their parliament. With a Parliament system, the Parliament elects the Executive Branch, such as Prime Minister and another departments.
Now with Countries with multiple parties,it is unusual to find majority parties (over 50% of members in Parliament belonging to a certain party). With this system parliaments usually have to form a coalition of different parties so they get a majority in parliament to form an agreement on the Executive Branch. The larger party in the coalition usually gets the Prime Minister spot, but with all the other spots, such as the minister of defense,ect. they are made up of other parties in the coalition.
I think this would be a great idea if our Third Parties formed a coalition for our Executive Branch, such as the spot for President. A coalition of Third Parties could be a force to be reckoned with. It could seriously stand up to the Democrats and Republicans in the Presidential Elections. I believe we need something like a coalition of the Third Parties to keep the Democrats and Republicans in order,so we can keep our rights and follow the Constitution.
I think this is what the Campaign for Liberty should be working towards a coalition of the third parties. It might not be possible for this election, but maybe i could be for 2012.