- In the debate over simultaneous elections,one question being raised is what happens to the common cycle if any one of these simultaneously elected legislatures is brought down by a no-confidence motion.
- The ruling BJD in Odisha has proposed constructive vote of no-confidence as a solution.It is followed in Germany.This was also recommended by the Law Commission of India in a 2018 draft report.
- Under the Constitution of Germany,Bundestag (Parliament) can remove a chancellor only when it simultaneously agrees on a successor.
- This legislative mechanism ensures both an orderly transfer of power and an initial parliamentary majority in support of the new chancellor.
- This also makes it harder to remove a chancellor because opponents of the chancellor not only must disagree with his or her governing but also must agree on a replacement.
- The underlying premise is that there is a fixed five-year-tenure for the parliament and that there will be a government no matter what.
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