FAES Papers Federalism and Presidential System in the United States. Why Impeachment?


The United States is embarking on its fourth impeachment investigation, outside of the country and especially in Europe; the term ‘impeachment’ appears as a vague insistency upon the eventual ‘ousting’ an unfit president.

This Papers FAES explains its origins, its conception under the premise of not being initiated by legal crime, but by a political one against the people, and not being a partisan tool to attack an adversary. And the truth is that, in reality, impeachment is an absolute negation of the democratic electoral regime: the legislature decides to reverse the “will of the people” by removing the elected president without new scheduled elections.

Beth Erin Jones is PhD in Political Science, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


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