Why do some countries have prime ministers, while others have presidents? 

1 Answer | Add Yours

Educator Approved

Educator Approved
rupkaur2001's profile pic

rupkaur2001 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted on

Well that depends on the type of government in the country

Some countries have decided on electing a president who will have all the power while others have decided on electing a PM. For example, USA has a presidential form of government where the President has been vested with a lot of power. On the other hand, in Britain we have a PM who is the real head of the State while Queen is just a nominal head. In India, we have both President and PM, but the powers of the PM substantially exceed those of the President 

So it's just a matter of choice. Whatever is in the constitution of the country, will be implemented

Hope it helps :) :) 

We’ve answered 318,908 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question