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Parliament holds more significant and powerful authorities than the president.

This election, like the two before it, appears to be ignoring a crucial element of the Constitution: the essential role and the importance of Parliament. Instead, it appears that the nation only worries excessively about the presidency while, according to the constitution, Parliament holds more significant and powerful authorities than the office of the president.

The Constitution grants Parliament three significant powers, which are enacting legislation, allocating funds, and exercising oversight. Although this generally sounds like what most parliaments throughout the world do, it is not true for a number of reasons.

First, because our constitution places a very strong emphasis on the rule of law as a fundamental tenet of government; and second, because Parliament has significant control over the whole national budget; and third, because Parliament serves as a quality control mechanism to ensure that the executive is faithfully carrying out the law and wisely using public resources.

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