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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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After choosing the presidential form of federal system, Puno said they would scrutinize the executive powers provided under the 1935 and 1987 Constitutions, which were practiced by former administrations.
It is not only on the issue of the conduct of officials and the role of political parties that the Philippines is not ready for a federal system of government.
But then, we should learn our lessons from other countries under a federal system, he also said.
In an unprecedented political structural move, the modern history of Ethiopia witnessed the adoption of an ethnic-based federal system introduced in early 1990s.
He said the Berlin session that conferred on a federal system of government in Afghanistan was a privately arranged meeting that drew angry reaction from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul.
The reasons why these proposals would enhance the stability, efficiency, and equity of our federal system are then offered.
Under the AIA-ACLI-ABAIA proposal, any insurer, reinsurer, agent or broker wanting to stay in the state system could do so without obligation to the federal system.
The federal system offers greater flexibility in regard to the location where convicted offenders will serve their sentences.
The Federal system chose to delegate authority for their VR program to the VR staff; the Washington State system chose to delegate this authority to the claims staff.
He also mentioned that he wanted to revive the two party system in a federal system which will be a good thing for us,' Pe explained.
We look at the federal system [to] pave a way for our children for a better future of education and employments opportunities," she said.
Those proposing federalization engage in cherry-picking, invariably citing First World countries under the federal system to emphasize the blessings of this type of government.

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