Parliamentarianism or Parliamentary System of Government and its Features
- Parliamentarianism or Parliamentary System of Government and its Features
The Parliamentary system of government is a system of government in which the Head of State is different from the Head of Government. The Head of State performs ceremonial functions and the Head of Government performs The executive, also referred to as the executive branch or executive power, is the term commonly used to describe that part of government which enforces the law and has overall responsibility... More Functions.
The Head of State can be an elected president (Republics) or a Monarch (Monarchical state) while the Head of Government is Prime Minister. Other names for the parliamentary system of government are the Cabinet system or the Westminster system.
Britain operates a Cabinet or Parliamentary system of government. The Queen’s eldest son, King Charles III, was confirmed to be the new reigning British Monarch immediately following his mother’s death on 8 September 2022 at the age of 96.
The First Republic in Nigeria under the 1960 and 1963 constitutions operated a Parliamentary system It was practiced until the collapse of the First Republic on January 15, 1966
Features of Parliamentary System:
(i) Head of State is different from Head of Government.
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