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Niinistö flash the presidential term of office be shortened, but would people like that?

the president Sauli Niinistö reiterated yesterday previous proposal (move to another service) the presidential reign of the limit, and mentioned the option of either two to five years, or three to four year period.

the Arguments through to shorten found, but none of the simple game it is not, the estimate of constitutional law experts.

the advantage of the people's power of reproduction: the more power I use is in the election under review, the stronger is his mandate to act.

It perspective, of course it can be argued that the people in power control point of view it would be better that the power should be for four years, said political science professor emeritus Heikki Paloheimo from the university of Tampere.

by International comparison, the Finnish presidential term is a long one, six years. In several EU countries, and the united states, the period of four years, in France for five years.

I'd Say that 2 x 5 years is quite a viable proposal, response of international law professor Martin Scheinin the Florence European University Institute.

the election through the parliamentary season with?

a Good half of the five-year period would be, according to experts, the fact that the president's role to be bound into the parliamentary election campaign and the day of the policy.

If every four years to choose as well as the president of the parliament, there is a risk that the president's role as an independent player in blur.

– Successive four-year term, you would bring the president a strong, domestic party politics, which would conflict in recent decades taken a step with the, Martin Scheinin said.

This would be a risk, especially if the elections are to be held close to each other, said constitutional law professor emeritus Mikael Hidén from the university of Helsinki.

It would be likely to restrict it, that the president be perceived as disconnected, the speaker of parliament with a good collaboration as, but independent of the player, Hidén tell.

Hidénin, it is inevitable that these two institutions are connected together, especially if the election would fall on the same year. He reminds me that even though the election season have remained for four years then in 1975, is not a foregone conclusion that this would continue always.

there's interest, that the presidential tenure should be tied to the parliamentary election season.

all in All Hidén point out, that the presidential term be shortened, it is impossible to think of only one block, namely the election of transfer. All other blocks should fluff up again.

People do not reduce the president's power to

But wants people to use their democratic rights more extensively than now and vote for the, say, every four years?

it's Not likely to want to, and this is the core issue Heikki paloheimo of view, when considering whether the period shortening is realistic.

– Citizens are hoping that the president would have more powers. And this point of view is against it, that the president's term to go would be to shorten, the fire tribe said.

the president Urho Kekkonen in the aftermath of two consecutive periods was done to the maximum, and the beginning of the millennium the powers of the president was reduced to the constitution.

while the power of rights is limited, the Finnish opinion, the trend has gone in the opposite direction: in the year 2018, the Business delegation of the EVA study (you move to another service)60% wanted to increase the powers of the president. People were asked, for example, should the president be alone to dissolve parliament.

Last year, nearly half responded to the Yle poll, that the president should be able to participate in the internal politics by using its influence.

– If this public view is considered to be in the present, not the season would be six years shorter, because it might tie the president more parliamentary work, the fire tribe said.

Martin scheinin, according to Niinistö, the opening may be about atmosphere I feel from.

Maybe a trial balloon niinistö called, intended to be shot down?

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