woensdag 13 juni 2012

The Dutch political system

Although the Netherlands is a democratic kingdom, its political system is rather simple compared to that of other countries that have a democratic political system. As the system in the Netherlands is democratic it has voters and politicians that get voted into office. But compared to the political system of the United States with its two party system the Dutch system with over 40 parties seems complex. Another difference between the US and the Dutch system is that we vote only for three layers of government control. Although I should say with the start of the European parliament we now vote for four levels of government control. But let me first get the model of the Dutch political system out of the way, before I go into certain intricacies.

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