Parliamentary Democracy

Voters who elect lawmakers to represent them.

What is Parliamentary Democracy?

Parliamentary Democracy is voters who elect lawmakers to represent them in the nation's parliament. Then the party who wins a legislative majority forms a new administration. If a single party does not win, then multiple parties come together to form a ruling coalition. After they find the legislative majority they select a member of the parliament to be the nation's prime minister. The prime minister then picks other members of parliament to head key government ministries.

Strengths

  • Legislative and the executive branches are fused into one
  • Faster approval for laws
  • Allows minority parties to come together
  • Prime minister can be recalled before his term of office is up
  • Power is spread out in the number of leaders in parliament

Weaknesses

  • There is no clear separation between the executive and legislative branches
  • Lack of separation means there is no real check on the prime minister's power
  • Prime minister may lack the legitimacy and public support of an elected president
  • Less restrictions and a possibility of corruption is more likely to happen

Different Governments

Societies developed different types of government around the world because everybody is different. Everyone believes in something different and therefore they want their beliefs to lead them.