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Are British Prime Ministers as powerful as sometimes claimed?

that Prime ministers are almost omnipotent in the political system in the UK, this is due to the shear variety of powers in-which the prime minister holds, and the prerogatives that are taken advantage by the prime minister. However, checks on powers in the UK means that the prime minister is not as power as they appear, moreover, they are not separable from the UK political system, henceforth, they are controlled and limited within the system they are part of, thus, more often than not, prime ministers...

Premium Cabinet, Separation of powers, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1315  Words | 4  Pages

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To What Extent Have Prime Ministers Become More Powerful in Recent Years?

To what extent have Prime Ministers become more powerful in recent years? (40 marks) The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the head of government and so exercises many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. According to custom, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, which he or she heads, are accountable for their actions to Parliament, of which they are members by modern convention. Within the current government...

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Prime Minister

 Does the Canadian Prime Minister have too much power and what can be done about it? For: Dr. D. Brown Political Science 221 11/18/2013 By: Luke Baxter | ID: 201005340 Second to the Governor General of Canada, the position of the Canadian Prime Minister is the single highest power a public servant can obtain. The residual power that the Governor General holds under the monarchy of Britain gives the Governor General the ultimate and final...

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The prime minister's powerful better half

in a wide range of industries worldwide. It is owned by the government of Singapore and the prime minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, has a supervisory role over the company. Although there were accusations of nepotism when Ho Ching, the prime ministers wife, joined the company in 2002 (at the time her husband was the Finance Minister of Singapore and her father-in-law the legendary former Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew), Temasek Chairman Dhanabalan told Businessweek I got her not because...

Premium Lee Hsien Loong, Prime minister, Leadership 1556  Words | 4  Pages

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Australian Prime Ministers-Sir John Kerr

for being the controversial figure at the centre of the dismissal of the Labor government of Gough Whitlam on 11 November 1975, an event which sparked the most significant constitutional crisis in Australian history. On that day Kerr dismissed Prime Minister Whitlam and appointed Malcolm Fraser to form a caretaker government, pending elections. The dismissal was the most dramatic event in the history of Australian federal politics. For the first time since Federation, the unelected representative...

Premium Prime Minister of Australia, Governor-General of Australia, Gough Whitlam 1362  Words | 6  Pages

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Political Science Paper

be stronger, and there is a responsible government, which allows for the government leader to be more actively involved with its citizens. A parliamentary system is a system of governing in which there is a close interrelationship between the Prime Minister and the parliament (Mintz, Close, Croci 325). A presidential system is a system of governing in which the president and congress each separately derive their authority from being elected by the people, and has a fixed term of office (Mintz, Close...

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Constitutional Moncarchy

monarchy; this means that the powers of the monarchy in Canada are limited by the Constitution. Our monarch is now Elizabeth II, who is also the Queen of the United Kingdom. As our Queen does not live in Canada, she appoints, under the advice of our Prime Minister, a Governor General to represent her authority in Canada. There is a great debate among Canadians, on if they really need a constitutional monarchy. The fact is Canada does need a monarch. Firstly, power corrupts people. The monarch lends...

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Van)Potential hijackers had enough fuel to fly anywhere from Pakistan to Western AustraliaMalaysia runways for landiingThese are the 634 runways where the missing Malaysia Airlines plane could have landed after a potential hijacking. Today Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said investigators believe flight MH370′s disappearance is the result of ‘deliberate action’ by someone on the plane.During a dramatic press conference, he said satellite evidence showed the aircraft’s transponder was turned off and...

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Quami Ekta Divas

sustenance.Indians mostly speak 66 languages, practise 22 religions, live in 23+ states and belong to countless tribes. Very often marriages outside caste religion and tribe are prohibited. Even inter dining between two tribes is a big taboo. Our prime minister from Punjab represented Assam in Rajyasabha for a long time.There is no unanimity in deciding the political boss because of these divisions and so we can not accept political power outside a single secular internationalized family. The questioner...

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David Cameron's First Speech as Prime Minister

This political speech made by United Kingdom’s new prime minister David Cameron in May 2010 could be considered the beginning of a new era in the politics of the country because, for the first time after World War II, Britain would have a coalition government. David Cameron (born in London in 1966) was elected leader of the Conservative Party in December 2005. He has modernised his Party, the Conservatives, by introducing new ideas such as the environmental defence, gay rights and abortion...

Premium United Kingdom general election, 2005, House of Lords, Tony Blair 1350  Words | 6  Pages

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