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Presidential and Parlamentary Systems

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Political Science
Sophia Moreau

POL201 Presidentialism and Parliamentarism Monday, January 31 11 You cant tell if its a transition to a democracy until long after the transition has happened. Different systems are structured differently with power distributed in different ways. Though neither is seen as more or less democratic, different ways of organizing power. Parliamentary System Party leader is picked by parliament- voters elect members of parliament, the party that wins that election automatically becomes Prime Minister. Cabinet Ministers, Prime Minister and Crown (or rep) Majority government - wins majority of seats Minority government - wins more seats than any other party, hasnt won more than half - can have a minority government or form a coalition. It can still govern so long as it doesnt face a no confidence vote Coalition government parties work together to undermine minority government In a parliament system elections can be part of a party strategy where as elections happen according to time in a presidentary system. ------------------------------------ Queen ------------------------------------------ - - - Executive Branch - Senate - Legislative Branch - 105 Members appointed by PM who - may serve up to the age of 75 Prime Minister First reading - The bill is considered read for the first time and is printed Second reading Members debate bills principle Committee Stage - Committee members study the bill clause by clause
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