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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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The federalization will be based on partner agreement between the two major populations, with legal-political mechanism that will enable discrimination and outvoting of decisions", stressed Hoda.
Federalization will be good, but it should be done slowly.
The proponents of federalization have not told our countrymen that they must pay taxes to both the federal and state governments.
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.
The vote was organized by Ukrainian federalization supporters, who have refused to recognize the legitimacy of the country's interim government and have called for greater autonomy, following a change of power in Ukraine in late February.
For many countries with the federal form of government, federalization was principally about pulling constituent political entities together in order to establish a singular and united nation-state.
He made the statement in the building of the Donetsk region administration which had been seized by supporters of the federalization bid, ITAR-TASS reported.
It is assessed that Macedonia's multiethnic character prevents the use of such rhetoric because thus far only few smaller parties have appeared that are in favor of federalization of complete division of the country.
Unfortunately for our beloved Philippines, issues relating to the Bangsamoro Basic Law, like federalization and local governance, encounter resistance, nay obstruction at the Imperial Court-from well-intentioned advisers as well as from the Court's jesters.
Federalization supporters in the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions of the Ukraine decided to hold referendums on the status of those regions on 11 May.
BDK leader Hisni Saqiri told Koha that they will not participate in the local elections because the party has not gained enough respect for the concept for the country's federalization. In his view, one of the reasons that forced them to refuse to join a coalition with some of the larger Albanian parties is the fact that they failed on a national level.
For many countries, such as the United States, Malaysia, Australia and Germany, federalization was actually a state-building effort.