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Federalism

A political system in which the central government has certain, enumerated powers, and other government responsibilities are delegated to lower levels of government. For example, a federalist system may designate the central government to handle monetary policy and foreign affairs, but delegate most other matters to the provinces or states. Examples of federalist countries include the United States and Canada.
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It can swing either way: either federalisation or balkanisation.
But parents last night said they were worried a delay on federalisation - meant to start in September 2009 - could affect their children's education.
The Senate voted in favour of such a change, but the House of Representatives voted in favour of another bill that is opposed to the federalisation of baggage screeners.
They complain the country would be divided into rich and poor regions under a federalisation plan agreed in February following national talks as part of a political transition.
And this newspaper, which has always recommended federalisation as a solution to closure, must naturally applaud it too.
There has been an ongoing battle between the Senate, whose members voted to federalise airport screeners in a bill passed recently, and House Republican leaders, who are opposed to federalisation but want private security companies to operate under government-set standards for pay and hiring.
The rebels complained Yemen would be divided into rich and poor regions under a federalisation plan agreed in February following national talks as part of a political transition.