What is community government?

Community government is a power sharing arrangement in modern democracies. Example of community government can be found in European nation like Belgium which has many ethnic groups. This is a type of Government where power is shared between different social groups.

This ‘community government’ is elected by people belonging to one language community – Dutch, French and German-speaking, irrespective of the location they live in.

Community Government – Powers

  • Community Government is a third level of Government.
  • This Community Government has powers related to language related issues, education and cultural matters.

Community Government – Benefits

  • This Community Government has helped in avoiding civic strife between two major communities.
  • Possible division of the country based on linguistic lines has been prevented by Community Government.


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