Jul 142012
Are the French Capable of Electing a President of Arab or African Descent Today?

    As today is Bastille Day (although I’d rather call it “14 juillet” like 99.9% of the French do) I couldn’t not post here. However, this post doesn’t have any link to the French National Holiday, it just so happens that I got this very interesting question this morning and I told myself “why not answering it right away?” (I know some people have been waiting for an answer from my part for months if not for years, what [Read the rest]

Aug 272007

(asked by Emlyn from Liège, Belgium) That’s quite simple really. Most democracies have one of the following: -A President and a Vice-President.-A King and a Prime Minister.-A Chancellor and a President who is just a joke (barely the equivalent of a Speaker of the House) Let’s not talk about the latter because we don’t care about it (sorry about that Germany). We are now left with choosing between a King and Prime Minister or a President and Vice- President. Thing [Read the rest]