In Belgium, the percentage of French community is:
The French Community of Belgium makes up about 40% of the total population of Belgium; 59% of the population belongs to the Flemish Community, and 1% to the German-speaking Community.
Match List-I (forms of power-sharing) with List-II (forms of government) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists :
a) In democracy, power is shared among different organs of government i.e. legislature, executive and judiciary. This is known as horizontal distribution of power because it allows different organs of government placed at the same level to exercise different powers.
b) Federalism is the system of government in which power is divided between a central government and regional governments; in the United States, both the national government and the state governments possess a large measure of sovereignty.
c) Power may also be shared among different social groups such as the religious and linguistic groups. ‘Community government’ in Belgium is a good example of this arrangement.
d) Power shared by two or more political parties is Coalition government.
Which of the following is an example of horizontal sharing of power?
Because in horizontal distribution of power, power is shared among different organs of the government namely legislature, executive and judiciary.In this system each organ checks the other and thus there exists a system of checks and balances.
Example: The distribution of power between Indian Parliament (legislature), the council of ministers headed by chief ministers (executive) and Courts of India.
Power struggle demanding separate Eelam was launched by:
Due to the policy of majoritarianism Tamilians were suppressed under the supremacy of sinhalese. So, they launched movements against this and demanded a separate Eelam.
The Community government in Belgium is elected by..........
People belonging to one language community such as French, German and Dutch irrespective of where they live elects the community government in Belgium.
What does the coalition government imply?
Coalition is the association of political parties having same ideologies or same interest for the purpose of political strength and maximum representation. In coalition government power sharing is among and between different political parties that are part of the coalition and decision is taken by each and every political party part of the representation.
Belgium shares its border with:
Geography of Belgium. Belgium is a federal state located in Western Europe, bordering the North Sea. Belgium shares borders with France (556 km), Germany (133 km), Luxembourg (130 km) and the Netherlands (478 km).
Which two languages are generally spoken in Belgium?
The two languages are generally spoken in Belgium French and Dutch. Dutch is the official language of the Flemish Community and the Flemish Region (merged to Flanders) and, along with French, an official language of the Brussels-Capital Region.
The Community Government signifies:
The Community Government signifies:
The powers of the government regarding law making for the community. The powers of the government regarding cultural, educational and language related issues. The government enjoys privileges to safeguard the interest of a particular community.
An Act of recognising Sinhala as the official language was signed in:
The Sinhala language in the year 1956 was recognized as the official language of Sri Lanka. The democratically chosen government in Sri Lanka enacted an act in 1956 to replace the English language with the language of the Sinhala.