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PRESIDENTS and PARLIAMENTS: A Balancing Act

by Robert W. Orttung IN THE WAKE OF COMMUNIST RULE, THE COUNtries of the former Soviet Union, the former Yugoslavia, and East-Central Europe have begun the search for ways to limit their rulers’ power and thus prevent the reoccurrence of past abuses. Different countries have chosen different institutional arrangements that go beyond the presidential-parliamentary dichotomy. […]