KEY CONCERNS ABOUT THE BELIZEAN PARLIAMENTARY MODEL
CHAPTER 2: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Key Concerns About the Belizean Parliamentary Model:
In reviewing the public input specifically on the failures of the present Parliamentary model as practiced in Belize, the Commission noted the following specific concerns:
There is no effective separation of the Executive and Legislative branches of government. Since independence, ministers and ministers of state have always been the majority in the House of Representatives;
The oversight function of the Legislature over the Executive has not been working;
The House and even more so the Senate serve largely as rubber stamps for Cabinet decisions;
It is perceived that the Executive has been exercising some control over the Judiciary and so eroding its independence;
The system is in essence a dictatorship of the Cabinet with little scope for others to participate in decision-making;
The system encourages political tribalism as parties compete viciously for the power of the Cabinet;
The electorate has little direct say over who becomes the nation's executive leader;
The system has not effectively prevented the increase of official waste and corruption;
Although Belize is a democratic state, it still retains a monarchial Head of State.
The Belize Progressive Party highly recommend that you read this 17 year old report. the PUDP has done and will do absolutely nothing to fix a broken, decrepit system that benefits them.
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