A Construção da Democracia

Jorge I. Domínguez e Anthony Jones (eds.), The Construction of Democracy: Lessons from Practice and Research (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007).
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Um dos capítulos (três páginas apenas) deste livro é escrito por Aníbal Cavaco Silva e aborda as relações entre os poderes executivo e legislativo em Portugal. No momento em que Cavaco Silva comemora dois anos do seu (primeiro) mandato presidencial, será porventura oportuno citar um breve trecho:
«[I]t is important that the hybrid nature of the [semipresidential] system does not involve executive power sharing between the president and prime minister. The executive authority of the president should be limited.
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Thus, a semipresidential system, through the action and influence of the head of state, may induce more efficient governance and political transparency, stimulate more consensual decisions, and prevent the temptation of a majoritarian government to ignore the voice of the opposition parties and the interests of minority groups. The president tends to favor a more balanced government system and to play a role of moderation, which helps solve political crises, thereby reducing social tensions and preventing opposition groups from expressing dissatisfaction unlawfully.»
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Cavaco Silva não poderia ser mais claro.
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