And so if the U. Checks and Balances, 8 Stability[ edit ] Although most parliamentary governments go long periods of time without a no confidence vote, ItalyIsraeland the French Fourth Republic have all experienced difficulties maintaining stability.
Speed and decisiveness — A president with strong powers can usually enact changes quickly.
But if the counting of the electoral votes and the declaration of the result shall not have been completed before the fifth calendar day next after such first meeting of the two Houses, no further or other recess shall be taken by either House. Because of the potential disconnect between the popular vote and the result of the electoral vote or potential vote in the Housethere have been recurrent proposals simply to elect the president by popular vote.
Votes of no confidence are easier to achieve in minority government situations, but even if the unpopular leader heads a majority governmenthe or she is often in a less secure position than a president.
When all objections so made to any vote or paper from a State shall have been received and read, the Senate shall thereupon withdraw, and such objections shall be submitted to the Senate for its decision; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall, in like manner, submit such objections to the House of Representatives for its decision; and no electoral vote or votes from any State which shall have been regularly given by electors whose appointment has been lawfully certified to according to section 6 of this title from which but one return has been received shall be rejected, but the two Houses concurrently may reject the vote or votes when they agree that such vote or votes have not been so regularly given by electors whose appointment has been so certified.
Elections are held at regular times and cannot be triggered by a vote of confidence or other parliamentary procedures, although in some countries there is an exception which provides for the removal of a president who is found to have broken a law.
Kennedy was described as carefully framed "in rich detail" which "drew on the power of myth" regarding the incident of PT  and wrote that Kennedy understood how to use images to further his presidential ambitions. The number of electors shall be equal to the number of Senators and Representatives to which the several States are by law entitled at the time when the President and Vice President to be chosen come into office; except, that where no apportionment of Representatives has been made after any enumeration, at the time of choosing electors, the number of electors shall be according to the then existing apportionment of Senators and Representatives.
In contrast to many countries with parliamentary forms of government, where the office of presidentor head of state, is mainly ceremonial, in the United States the president is vested with great authority and is arguably the most powerful elected official in the world.
This has been cited[ citation needed ] as the reason why many presidential countries have experienced military coups to remove a leader who is said to have lost his mandate. This pattern came to be seen as increasingly irresponsible with the advent of nuclear weapons during the Cold War; the nation needed a fully functioning presidency at all times.
Supporters of the presidential system note that parliamentary systems are prone[ citation needed ] to disruptive " cabinet shuffles " where legislators are moved between portfolios, whereas in presidential system cabinets such as the United States Cabinetcabinet shuffles are unusual.
The melting sea ice, he said, was opening up new shipping routes.