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Steffen Ganghof, ‘Is the ‘Constitution of Equality’ Parliamentary, Presidential or Hybrid?’, Political Studies, early view, doi: 10.1111/1467-9248.12124.

Josep Colomer ‘Elected Kings with the Name of Presidents. On the origins of presidentialism in the United States and Latin America’, Revista Lationamericana de Politica Comparada 7 (2013), pp. 79-97. Available at:

Manuel Guțan, ‘Romanian Semi-Presidentialism In Historical Context’, Romanian Journal Of Comparative Law, Volume 3 (issue 2) 2012, pp. 275-303.

Štěpán Drahokoupil, ‘Reflections on the current political crisis in the Czech Republic: The introduction of direct presidential elections and the operation of a semi-presidential system’,

Štěpán Drahokoupil, ‘Appointing a government under the shadow of an institutional controversy over the role of the president’, available at:

In Asian Survey (vol.  54, no. 1, 2014), there are annual reviews on politics in 2013 for the following countries with presidents: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Timor-Leste

In Electoral Studies (vol.  34, no. 1, 2014) there are election reports on presidential and/or parliamentary elections in the following countries with presidents: Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Chile, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Nicaragua, Romania, South Korea, and Venezuela!

Jacques Gerstlé and Raul Magni Berton (eds.), 2012, La campagne présidentielle: L’observation des médias, des électeurs et des candidats, Paris: L’Harmattan/Pepper, 2014.

Special issue of Est-Europa with annual reviews on politics in 2012 for the following countries with presidents (in French): Albania, Bosnia-Herzogovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, and Slovenia. Plus, there is a colloquium on the introduction of the direct election of the president in the Czech Republic and a comparison with France. Available at:

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