Which way EAC: Political Federation or Confederation?

Cicero

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According to an article posted here: Finally, EA nations agree to disagree on federation the EAC council of ministers has opted for a confederation instead of a federation as the last stage of EAC integration.
What are some of the differences between these two arrangements? What are the strengths and weaknesses? Will a confederation work in East Africa?
NOTE
  • The success of a confederation depends on coordination between governments and not on the popular support of the people within its member states
  • Basic law is in the form of a treaty type agreement and not a constitution
  • The confederal government has no direct link with its people, it must predominantly reach the people through the member state governments
  • Implementation and execution of decisions made at confederal level is by member state governments. These decisions are binding if and only if they relate to matters under the mandate of the confederal government
  • Decision making in confederations is by joint councils of delegations from the member state governments and not by independent confederal institutions
  • Confederations are financed by the member states through quotas (This is reason enough for the EAC confederal collapse)
  • Member states reserve the right to secede from a confederation
Nawasilisha!
 

254NRB

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Dec 17, 2016
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According to an article posted here: Finally, EA nations agree to disagree on federation the EAC council of ministers has opted for a confederation instead of a federation as the last stage of EAC integration.
What are some of the differences between these two arrangements? What are the strengths and weaknesses? Will a confederation work in East Africa?
NOTE
  • The success of a confederation depends on coordination between governments and not on the popular support of the people within its member states
  • Basic law is in the form of a treaty type agreement and not a constitution
  • The confederal government has no direct link with its people, it must predominantly reach the people through the member state governments
  • Implementation and execution of decisions made at confederal level is by member state governments. These decisions are binding if and only if they relate to matters under the mandate of the confederal government
  • Decision making in confederations is by joint councils of delegations from the member state governments and not by independent confederal institutions
  • Confederations are financed by the member states through quotas (This is reason enough for the EAC confederal collapse)
  • Member states reserve the right to secede from a confederation
Nawasilisha![/QUOTEwe should start with a confederation,then we move to a federation with time..... Unity is our only hope...
 

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