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Parliament vs. Presidential Systems
Parliament vs. Presidential Systems

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MiniUnit 1 Government Systems Unit Presidential System President elected every 4 years by electoral college Based on popular vote Elected as president separate from Congress Could have gridlock in Congress ID: 491053 Download Presentation


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Parliament vs. Presidential Systems

Mini-Unit 1

Government Systems UnitSlide2

Presidential System

President elected every 4 years by electoral college

Based on popular vote

Elected as president (separate from Congress)Could have gridlock in CongressWhy?Slide3

Presidential System

Cabinet members usually not from Congress.

Expertise in policy area gets them appointed to Cabinet.Slide4

Parliamentary Systems

Serves only as long as she/he remains leader of majority party.

Elected as member of Parliament.

Has great chance of getting programs passed in parliament without gridlock.Why?Slide5

Parliamentary Systems

Cabinet members are always MPs and leaders of majority party.

Cabinet members not experts in policy

This is a job of the bureaucracy. Slide6

Showdown -Elections

Parliament-Elections take place every 5 years and all members of parliament face re-election.

Presidential-Elections take place at a set point every 4 years and not all members of Congress face reelection.

What are the plusses and minuses of each?Slide7

Showdown-Party Membership

Parliamentary-Prime Minister part of majority party so very cohesive


Presidential-President elected separately so could have gridlock.

Plusses and minuses of both?Slide8

Showdown-Out of Office

Parliamentary-If Parliament not content with PM-can vote him down before end of term with a “vote of no confidence”

Presidential-If legislature upset with president, need to wait 4 years until next election.

Plusses and minuses of both?Slide9

Showdown-Term Limits

Parliamentary-Prime minister can stay in power for as long as party has majority and wants him/her in office.

Presidential-President limited to two four-year terms.

Plusses and minuses of each?

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