|WikiProject Politics||(Rated Stub-class, Mid-importance)|
|WikiProject Elections and Referendums||(Rated Stub-class)|
I've deleted the following:
- Indirect elections of a president are not typical for emerging democracies, but for weak presidents in parliamentary systems
- Ford was not elected but nominated as Vice-President by Nixon, with confirmation vote in Congress.
"The President of the United States is today the only powerful president of a democratic country who is still elected indirectly." was deleted because it was "offensive", so how should I refrase it? (assuming the statement is correct: in democratic countries, indirect elected presidents have ceremonial powers, and powerful presidents are directly eleted. The US is the only democratic country (I hope calling the US democratic is not offensive) that has a powerful president but who is not elected directly.--Bancki (talk) 08:32, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
- in Greece and Italy, in the wake of the European sovereign debt crisis in 2011, non-members of parliament (unelected individuals) were chosen as prime minister, Lucas Papademos, a central banker, and Mario Monti, an economist; often referred to as technocratic administrations
I've removed the above because the following statement was appended: They were appointed, rather than indirectly elected.
It seems to me that the parliaments involved must have approved the prime ministers, which would be indirect election but there are no sources; I leave it here for further consideration. Swliv (talk) 20:45, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
Should we not make a distinction between 2 types of indirect election, according to the function of the 'electors':
1) In the US Electoral College, the only function of the 538 electors is electing the president, after that, they disband again.
2) In other indirect elections, the electors have another day-to-day function and once every x yeas they also perform the function of electing; e.g. the pre-1913 US Senate was elected by the state legislatures : the 'electors' had another day-to-day business - being the state legislature - and twice in six years, they also were the 'electors' for electing the senators.--Bancki (talk) 09:17, 23 December 2013 (UTC)