What are the differences between parliamentary and presidential forms of government?  

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The parliamentary system and the presidential system are both similar forms of democracy, with various branches ruling the government and a figurehead leader at the top. However, there are some differences.

For instance, the American presidential system has three branches to its government (the executive, legislative, and judicial), whereas in the British parliamentary system of government, the executive branch—the prime minister, their advisers, and the ministry—all come from the judicial branch, or the Parliament, thus creating a more cohesive unit than in the Presidential system.

While there are powerful opposing forces in both systems, the presidential system gives the president some legislative power to wield against the other party. In the parliamentary system, however, the ministers have less power to overrule their legislative opponents, and the prime minister can, in fact, be voted out with relative ease.

One of the major differences between these systems of government is...

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