The main focus of this Essay is the potential dynamic tension in the Czech dual executive power. The Czech presidency, presently occupied by the former dissident Vaclav Havel, is commonly perceived in the Czech Republic as a weak presidency. If it is true that President Havel's office can justifiably be described as weak, is this due to Constitutional restraints on the presidency, or is it a function of the personality of the current occupant of the presidency? This Essay also discusses the implications of the November 15-16, 1996 Senate elections on the Czech democracy.
Jack Van Doren and Thomas Magstadt,
Czech Constitutional Democracy: Focus on the Czech Dual Executive Power and the Future Senate,
20 Fordham Int'l L.J. 347
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