Augusto Barbera

Parliamentary Government and Assemblearistic Government: from the Statuto Albertino to the Republican Constitution

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Keywords: Parliamentary Government, Liberal Monarchical Constitution, Democratic Republican Constitution, Assemblearism, Cabinet Government.

In this article the author illustrates the common traits of Italy's parliamentary form of government under the Liberal Monarchical and the Democratic Republican Constitutions. According to the author, both periods are characterised by the predominance of «governments of an assemblearistic nature» in comparison with the «cabinet governments» of most other European democracies. Indeed, while Italy's Republican system makes a strong break with the past in terms of civil, political and social rights, regional autonomy, constitutional safeguards and the judicial system, it remains very similar to the previous regime with regard to the system of government and the relationship between the Executive and Parliament.

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