Election of Prime Minister with a Deputy Prime Minister

Much like in the U.S. in which a Presidential candidate runs for Office with a Vice-Presidential candidate as a running mate, a candidate running for Prime Minister will choose a running mate during the election to be the Deputy Prime Minister (unlike the current Deputy Prime Minister).  The Deputy Prime Minister’s main duty is to be available in case of death or incapacity of the Prime Minister (amongst other duties as well, as determined by the sitting Prime Minister at any given time).  Due to this potential responsibility of the Deputy Prime Minister, that person should be equally qualified to be Prime Minister. 

 Another significant result of this new role is for the fixed five year term to remain, as opposed to having an election mid-term in case of death or incapacity of the Prime Minister.  Because the Deputy Prime Minister would have ran for Office with the Prime Minister, then that specific individual would in essence have a mandate from the people to govern.       

edited on Feb 7, 2015 by Nicholas Charalambides
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