Why Power sharing is desirable

Why Power sharing is desirable

 

PRUDENTIAL REASONS:

1. It reduces the possibility of conflicts.

2. It provides stability to the government.

MORAL REASONS:

1. Power sharing is the very spirit of democracy.

2. people have a right to be consulted on how they are to be governed

Khalil’s Dilemma

  • Khalil lived in the city of Beirut
  • Khalil’s father was an orthodox Christian and mother was a Sunni Muslim
  • People from various communities living in Lebanon came to live in Beirut, its capital
  • Lebanon’s leader laid down some basic rules for power sharing among different community
  • As per these rules, the country’s president must being to the Maronite sect of Catholic Christians
  • The Prime Minister must be a Sunni Muslim
  • The Deputy Prime Minister’s post is fixed for the Orthodox Christians
  • The position of the speaker is for the Shia Muslim
  • Khalil is not happy with the rules laid down by the Lebanese leaders
  • He is a popular man with a political ambition
  • He does not follow any religion, neither his fathers’ nor his mothers’
  • As per Khalil, an election (referendum) should be held
  • Everyone should be allowed to participate
  • The one with the maximum votes should be elected as the President no matter which community he/she belongs to
  • On the other hand, his elders who have seen bloodshed in the civil war, are happy with the present system i.e. position reserved for a particular community only because this system guarantees for peace
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