Parliamentary vs. Presidential

Peyton and Courtney


The chief of executive and prime minister is a part of the parliament. One party holds all of the power. The specific party is selected by the people and then they appoint in person to be the prime minister. They have a Prime Minister which is their head of government and a monarch or president is their head of state. The legislative group can vote out a prime minister and it is called the "vote of no confidence". The plus side of this system versus a presidential system is they can not get gridlock.


President is separate from the legislative body. They have checks and balances to limit the legislative power. The government is elected individually by the people. The president is the head of government and the head of state. He also signs and vetoes laws passed by the legislative. He also establishes the annual budget. You can only remove executive by charging them and they are found guilty.

Pros/Cons for Parliamentary


-Leader is more dynamic and responsive to all the people

-Capable of reducing or preventing legislative gridlock

-People can replace Prime Minister


-Multi-party system

-A Prime Minister may abuse his power

-Doesn't have ideologies so could lead to greater problems

Pros/Cons for Presidential


-President is elected by the people

-Two parallel structures, presidency and legislative

-President has the capacity to provide more stability than a prime minister


-Destroys weak democracy's

-Not informed public

-Winner takes all

-Can create deadlock

-Two party system

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