Parliemantary vs Presidential Governments

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Parliamentary vs. Presidential Government

The presidential government of the United States and the parliamentary government of Great Britain compare and contrast exponentially. Parliamentarian government is defined as; a form of government in which the executive branch is made up of the prime minister and the officials cabinet. In the dictionary presidential government is defined as a form of government in which the legislative and executive branches are separated, independent, and co-equal.

One of the most recognized differences between a parliamentary and presidential system involves how the branches of government are organized. In a presidential government all three branches are separated. Parliamentary systems vest their executive power in the assembly. This means there is no separate executive branch.

In both systems of government you’re aloud to vote at the age of eighteen. Although these systems share a lot of differences, we know one thing they agree upon.
The most shocking difference is how they elect their executive officials. The United States president is voted upon by the people. In parliament systems the chief executive is not chose by the people, but by the legislature. Typically the majority party in the parliament chooses the chief executive.

Debate styles also differ between the two systems. Presidential systems legislators make use of filibuster, or the right to prolong speeches to delay legislative action. Parliamentary systems will call for an end to a debate so voting can begin.

In both parliamentary and presidential systems the chief executive can be removed from office by legislation.. Parliamentary systems have a majority of parliament members vote to remove the prime minister from office. In presidential systems, a similar concept is used, where legislators vote to impeach the president from office.

Both systems of government have chief executives and representatives. Although we don’t call our houses the...
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