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The Parliament needs to approve the President of the Commission (and later the rest of the Commission), which is all the lever Parliament needs to grab the power to appoint (which would turn it into more or less a normal executive).

Step 1: Get a Parliament elected that cares about grabbing power.

Step 2: Elect Parliament presidents that agree.

Step 3: Hold vote on who parliament wants to see elected as President of Commission.

Step 4: Refuse to appoint anyone else.

This is more or less how parliamentarian systems evolve in the first place. The crux is step 1.

Then the Parliament and its elected Commission can confront the Council.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Jul 20th, 2012 at 06:29:12 AM EST
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