What are the merits and demerits of Federal Government?

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Federal Government

1. Powers are distributed between the centre and the units.

2. Both the centre and the units have separate government.

3. It must have a written and rigid constitution.

4. A special federal judiciary should be there to interpret the constitution.

Demerits

1. It is inefficient because of diversity of law and administration.

2. There is always a tug-of- war between national and local interests.

3. It is highly expensive.

Merits

l.It is suitable for countries having a diversity of race, religion and language.

2. Local needs are met with effectively.

3. Responsibilities of the central government are lessened.

4. People get training in the art of self-government.

5. Small states can have dignity and be safe from foreign ag­gression.


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