Speaking of Parliamentary Systems: Japan about to get a New PM

Via the BBC:  Japan’s Prime Minister Kan quits

Matthew Shugart discusses the Japanese system here:  Japanese PMs.

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  1. Ben Wolf says:

    Kan Naoto is what, the tenth Japanese PM in a decade? it doesn’t exactly restore faith in the system.