Cindi Ross Scoppe

November 16, 2013

Scoppe: Columbia government a radical departure from U.S. model

Imagine the governor was merely a member of the Legislature, with nothing to distinguish her from the other legislators except a cool, albeit empty, title. And the governor couldn’t hire or fire any agency heads, had no part in making sure the laws passed by the Legislature were implemented. Imagine that the person in charge of the executive branch of government was someone appointed by the Legislature.

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