№ 1, 2008
The article makes an attempt to assess the advantages and drawbacks of models of government in the EU countries in the context of Eastern Europe. Having analyzed different versions of parliamentary and presidential systems, V.Chernov found a number of structural drawbacks impeding the efficient functioning of such systems in transitional societies with their lack of deep democratic traditions and public consensus on fundamental values. According to his conclusion, it is a parliamentary-presidential system that overcomes these drawbacks most successfully, because it is capable of creating and maintaining a stable and at the same time flexible, responsible executive power. A transition to such system, in his view, represents the most prospective option for constitutional transformation of the systems of supreme power in the European states of the CIS.
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