Opinion | The flawed Westminster model of parliamentary democracy4 min read . Updated: 20 Oct 2019, 09:45 PM IST
This form of ‘people’s rule’ places checks on those in power that work only as well as the institutions enforcing them
Winston Churchill famously made a remark to the effect that democracy is the worst form of government, except when compared to all the alternative systems such as civilian dictatorship or military rule. He ought to have added that democracy’s Westminster variant is the worst form of democracy, except when compared to other systems such as presidential or proportional representation.
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