Cabinets in Eastern Europe by J. Blondel, F. Müller-Rommel

By J. Blondel, F. Müller-Rommel

Cupboards in jap Europe is a entire learn which allows the reader to match the origins, constitution, composition and actions of those cupboards and to attract classes from this comparability. every one bankruptcy starts with a survey of the evolution of cupboards because the fall of communism at the start of the Nineteen Nineties. The emphasis is then laid at the position of the cupboard within the structure and at the position of presidents and top ministers within the formation of the lifetime of every one cupboard. At a time while such a lot japanese eu international locations are applicants for club within the eu Union, this quantity presents a different comparative presentation of how during which cupboards were evolving in jap Europe because the finish of communism.

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Civil servants were barred from attending informal cabinet meetings. The main purpose of these informal meetings is to have the discussion of these matters in an informal environment, as this helps to increase collegiality among the decision makers. These meetings lasted much longer than regular cabinet meetings ± on average four hours even during the cabinet of Laar ± with each issue being allocated about twenty minutes. Ministers, parliamentary party leaders, the prime minister and his personal advisers, the government advisers and state secretaries participated.

Thus, a total of 633 candidates representing some 40 parties and movements were grouped into nine alliances, with the following results: . . . . . The Pro Patria Alliance Isamaa (NFP), a group of five Christian democratic, republican, liberal democratic and conservative parties which obtained the largest number of seats (29 out of a total of 101). The Estonian National Independence Party (ERSP), which had been in existence as a nationalist, anti-communist movement since 1988 obtained 10 seats.

This distribution also reflected the parliamentary representation of the governing parties ± while the NSF and the ER each held 18 seats in parliament, the Moderates had 17 members in parliament. Compared to most other East-Central European cabinets, the Estonian governments consist of a fairly high number of non-party affiliated ministers. On average, independents held 19 per cent of the cabinet posts during the period from 1992 to 1999. Cabinet structure Constitutional framework According to the new Constitution of 1992, which is based on that of 1938, Estonia is a parliamentary system in which the government holds the executive power and the legislative power rests with a parliament of 101 members.

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