Latin American Politics


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Latin America has institutions which are traditionally rooted in presidential system and attempts to change the system have been rejected by the electorate. Unlike other Eastern Europe countries which have changed to more democratic institution, Latin America has remained entirely with strong presidential system even after most of the countries in the region adopted democratic governance. The institution transition in Latin America has largely taken the shape of strong presidential institution, which indicates that authoritarian legacy remains important to most regimes in the region.[1]  Not all people believe that presidential traditions for Latin American countries are good. Those who are strongly opposed to the system argue that a parliamentary system would be far much between for emerging economies but it is evidently true that the presidential system in most of these nations will not emerge to a parliamentary system.

[1] Latin America Presidents, legislatures, and elections.pdf, 112