Presidential or Parliamentary

Differences between both government types

By Mason and Brett

Presidential

Pros:

• President is elected by the people

• Presidents power is legitimate

• Two parallel structures (legislative & executive)

Presidential

Cons:

• Not informed public

• Destroys weak democracy

• Winner Take All system

• Creates Deadlock

• Two party system

Parliamentary

Pros:

• More dynamic and responsible to needs of people

• Easily replaced Prime Minister

• No gridlock

Parliamentary

Cons:

• Multi-party system

• Prime Minister may abuse power

• No ideologies so could lead to greater problems

Differences

There are many differences between Presidential and Parliamentary. In a Presidential government the Chief Executive and the Head of State are the same person. In a Parliementary, these two are different people. The Prime Minister in a Parliamentary is much easier to get rid of other than in a presidential system where you basically can't get rid of him without probable cause. Also, a Parliament can control the legislative while Presidential doesn't always control legislative.