North needs to move beyond enforced power-sharing

North needs to move beyond enforced power-sharing

Some 17 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement are these political structures preventing “normal” politics?

Enforced power-sharing has had the unintended consequence of corrupting the very notion of democracy. Under the D’Hondt model, the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive have become a permanent grand coalition government. Everybody is in government and nobody is in opposition.

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