[...]this check against the president's power requires the president to resort to democratic processes to resolve political conflict, rather than rule as an autocrat. [...]the balance of power between the president, prime minister, and parliament is strengthened by and also encourages strong party coalitions, which are necessary to safeguard democratic preferences. Without support of a majority coalition in parliament, the president has no other choice. [...]because premier-presidentialism forces democratic resolution of conflict in light of both the strong party system and the president's lack of formal dismissal power over the prime minister, it is better suited for sustainment of democratic stability in new democracies.
President-Prime Minister Relati
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