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Dn the historical past of parliamentary democracies, assemblies have gained their legitimacy by wresting from kings or princes all or a part of their energy in trade for his or her consent to taxation. It was, in any case, the unique historical past of Great Britain, the cradle of parliamentarism. The European Parliament, which 400 million voters are known as to resume for 5 years between June 6 and 9 (not all international locations vote on the identical day), doesn’t obey this logic in any respect.

The European Parliament was born from the need of European democracies to affiliate, alongside the executives, a second chamber from the nationwide parliaments. Then, in 1979, the European Parliament was elected immediately by the residents however it was nonetheless a granted, delimited and restricted parliamentarism…