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Duale backs constitutional changes to allow for parliamentary system

The National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale is rooting for constitutional changes that will usher a parliamentary system.

Duale who is also the Garissa Town MP noted there was huge clamour for presidency and top government positions adding a parliamentary system will avail equal chances for persons aspiring for the top seat regardless where they hailed from.

“ Inclusivity is not only at the lower level. Inclusivity must also be at the Presidency…

“ If there will be constitutional amendments, the changes we’ll back are those that root for a parliamentary system. That will see someone from; Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, Turkana, Kiambu and Kisumu enjoy equal chances of leading this country,” said Duale while speaking in Garissa over the weekend.

Under a Parliamentary system, the Executive derives its democratic legitimacy from its ability to command the confidence of parliament and is also held accountable to that parliament.

In a parliamentary system, the head of state is usually a person distinct from the head of government.

A good example of parliamentary republics include Botswana and South Africa where the head of government is also head of state, but is elected by and is answerable to parliament.

As the topmost leader from North Eastern region, Duale has always come out to defend residents of North Eastern Kenya and pastoralist communities against any forms of marginalisation.

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