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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.

Click to read report:

FINAL REPORT OF THE POLITICAL REFORM COMMISSION - JANUARY 2000 -

YOU ARE BETTER. YOU DESERVE BETTER. DEMAND BETTER

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