Talk:Parliament

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Is this actually correct English?

First past the post elections are ...

Maybe, it only sounds strange to me, since I am not a native speaker of English. --schifra 10:29, 23 May 2007 (EDT)

  • It's OK, but I can see why a non-native speaker would find it confusing. I'll hyphenate it, hopefully that'll be clearer?Ferret 16:59, 25 May 2007 (EDT)


US House of Reps

Why is the American House of Representatives used as an example of a parliament? There is a very distinct difference between the congressional and parliamentary systems of governance. Surely it can only confuse the reader. Mrjimbob 17:52, 27 June 2007 (EDT) [edit] Importantly in a parliament the executive is constitutionally answerable to the parliament (Secretaries/Ministers of State in the UK House of Commons for example), and separation of powers is non-existent, unlike the strict separation in place in the US. Mrjimbob 17:57, 27 June 2007 (EDT)

The article was referring to the Australian House of Reps [1]. Thought it was clear before but have made doubly sure now. Ferret 18:02, 30 June 2007 (EDT)
Ah - see what you mean lower down. Ferret 18:04, 30 June 2007 (EDT)
I should have made myself more clear! That's much better now. Mrjimbob 14:47, 1 July 2007 (EDT)
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