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

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

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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 :) :) 

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