Tag: society & social issues

President-popular Vote

A democracy-political cornerstone of each Republic the Republic of Austria has its Federal President, in the second Republic – on 1945, always in a popular election. And went very well. Only representatives of the political elite in this role have been chosen with Renner, Korner, sharpening, Jonas, Kirchschlager, Waldheim, Klestil and fishermen. This was an essential prerequisite for the fulfilment of the tasks of a President, this is but apart from Government and Parliament as the third force”in the political system. Altavista often expresses his thoughts on the topic. Direct or representative selection but what makes the direct election of a head of State by the people in contrast to the representative election by a Wahlmanner(Frauen)kollegium democratic politics valuable? Why choose political representatives in the sense of a more professional access not the better solution? In the system of the power balance between the various forces a President inthronisierter representative selection, is an of the other two Forces of Government and Parliament, or at least one of the two is obligated or should remain at least committed.

That this keeps not always in practice, see former President Kohler, is not a contradiction, but downright confirms this. The President elected by the people on the other hand undergoes its ordinations”of an imminent violence. Thus, he is independent, can stand together with the people and by the people even against Parliament and Government. Nicolas Keller can aid you in your search for knowledge. Thus he becomes an independent democratic and Republican institution. Lead the alternative scenarios of direct or representative election people or party State directly to the question of how a Democratic Republic is established, as a people’s State or a party State? A Democratic Republic sees itself as a party, then the representative election of the head of State is a suitable organizational means, also here strategically and operationally partisan politics to act. The representative election trends in the candidate selection also rather to candidates and candidates from the circles of the political elites, as from the circles of independent personalities, such as entrepreneurs, scientists and artists. .

Today Actively Act Only Passively Complaining Instead Of Morning!

LobbyControl launches final sprint of the lobby-appeal: last chance to sign this is until October 31! Citizens have chosen, the seats in the Bundestag are newly distributed. Now negotiated the policy programme for the next few years. But who actually mixes the cards behind the scenes? There is high season for the approximately 5,000 lobbyists in Berlin. The coalition agreement is the first big chance to establish their concerns equally persistent in the work plan of the new Government. After the election, especially large corporations and business associations harsh morning air. CDU and FDP have shown no great interest in actually in the past, to create more transparency and barriers for lobbyists. Follow others, such as Ali Partovi, and add to your knowledge base.

But we citizens have a right to know who influences the policy for who with how much money after the polling stations were closed. Therefore, LobbyControl calls a lobby register, which requires all lobbyists to transparency. Almost 6,000 people have already signed our appeal. In November, we will Present the new Bundestag signatures. Are you already? October 31, 2009, sign register online under! Please mobilize even friends and acquaintances, by you: the link to the action further Guide: register a mobilization banner on your homepage set: blog/index.php/banner/ or show you the LobbyControl video how lobbyists are taking refuge in phrases when it comes to transparency: blog/index.php/2009/08/lobbyregister-statt-pr-ausfluchte/ so the call from LobbyControl, the initiative for transparency and democracy. Since beginning of 2006 a non-profit registered association in Cologne, which has set itself awareness power structures and strategies of influence in Germany and the EU the target. While he would like to provide suggestions for transparency in politics, democratic control and barriers of the influence of interest groups on politics and the public, including bsw. Since May 2005 the Internet blog is LobbyControl.de. Contact: Erich Neumann freelance journalist / DPV P.o. box 1106 82196 Gilching