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nikerane | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 23, 2013 at 7:10 AM via web

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Compare the Parliamentary and Presidential form of government in the United States of America and The United Kingdom.

 

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lavincen | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted May 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM (Answer #1)

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The United Kingdom is a Constitutional Monarchy with a Parliamentary form of government.  

1. The head of the government, The Prime Minister, is chosen by the lead party of the legislature and is part of the legislature.  If the lead party does not have a majority in the legislature, then a coalition of parties comes together and chooses The Prime Minister.

2. The Prime Minister can dismiss the legislature and call for new elections.

3. It is easier to pass legislation, as the executive is part of the legislature and usually has a majority of the legislature already.

 

The United States is a Presidential form of Government.

1. The head of the government, The President, is chosen by the electoral college, who is chosen by popular vote by the people.

2. The power of the executive is in one person.

3. There is usually more stability, as governmental emergencies do not need a dissolution of the government.

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