From the traditional doctrine about the weakness of presidentialism as the basis of a democratic regime this paper presents a possible way to understand where a presidentialism exhibits a reasonably functioning as a democracy. A case study focused on the co-legislative powers granted to the President in Chile reveals that his constitutional powers not generate a unique decision-making power on the priority to have the various bills of interest to be discussed and voted on Congress. The rules and conventions in parliamentary procedural generate a favorable bargaining power to congressmen and thus force the President to build consensus. In these terms, the paper attempts to clarify the relative position of President and Congress in the agenda setting process.
|Translated title of the contribution||Presidentialism and presidential power in the chilean legislative process|
|Number of pages||32|
|Journal||Revista Chilena de Derecho|
|State||Published - Aug 2016|