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Most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system

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Prime minister: Most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system
A prime minister is the head of a cabinet and the leader of the ministers in the executive branch of government, often in a parliamentary or semi-presidential system. A prime minister is not a head of state or chief executive officer of their respective nation or a queen/king, rather they are a head of government, serving typically under a monarch in a hybrid of aristocratic and democratic government forms or a president in a republican form of government.


NSW mayor slams deputy PM’s 'insulting' climate change attack during bushfires

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has attacked people for linking climate change to conditions which enabled fires in NSW and Queensland to take hold.
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Malaysian court says 1MDB-linked case against Najib will move forward; ex-PM to defend

A Malaysian court on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defense against seven charges in a case linked to a scandal surrounding 1MDB, saying a unit of the state fund had..
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Videos for Prime minister

PM said he absolutely did not do a deal with Farage [Video]PM said he absolutely did not do a deal with Farage

Boris Johnson has said that he absolutely did not give Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage a ring and do a deal ahead of the General Election. However, the prime minister did welcome Mr Farage's decision..

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Danish PM gets the giggles during statement on circus elephants [Video]Danish PM gets the giggles during statement on circus elephants

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen roared with laughter in the parliament session on October 3.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published


Iraqi PM concedes 'mistakes made' as protesters pushed back in Baghdad

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that political parties had "made mistakes" in their running of the country, promising electoral reform and other measures as he sought to bring an..
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Iraqi PM calls for protests to allow a return to 'normal life'

Iraq's Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that although protests were important in bringing about reform, life in the country must be allowed to return to normal.
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Farmers call for more detail on PM’s drought-relief plans

Australia's peak farming body is seeking more detail on how the government plans to allocate 100 gigalitres of new water from the Murray River for fodder.
SBS - Published

'There are problems': Doubts in Darfur as new PM promises peace

Saleha Nour sits selling nuts in the market in El Fasher, Darfur and dismisses her new prime minister's promise of a brighter new future with a wave of her hand.
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Spain's Socialist PM rules out grand coalition with conservatives

Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday ruled out forming a "grand coalition" with the opposition People's Party (PP) after a parliamentary election on Nov. 10.
Reuters - Published

Amid unrest, Iraqi PM will only resign if replacement found: president

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi is ready to resign only if parliament's main blocs can agree on his replacement, President Barham Salih said on Thursday, as tens of thousands gathered in Baghdad..
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Iraqi PM orders deployment of elite troops to end Baghdad protests -sources

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has ordered elite counter-terrorism troops to deploy in the streets of Baghdad and use any means to end protests against his government, two security sources told..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi PM warns against violence on eve on planned anti-government protests

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Thursday people would be free to exercise their right to demonstrate at imminent anti-government protests, but warned violence would not be tolerated.
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Lebanese prosecutor charges ex-PM and Bank Audi over loans

A Lebanese public prosecutor has brought charges against former prime minister Najib Mikati and Bank Audi for making illicit gains through subsidized housing loans, state media and a judicial source..
Reuters - Published

Spanish PM visits Barcelona, criticizes regional chief

Spain's acting prime minister accused Catalonia's pro-seccession president of failing in his duty to ensure public order and peace between pro and anti-indepedence supporters as he visited regional..
Reuters - Published

Spanish PM tells Catalan leader to denounce violence

Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday dismissed a call for dialogue from Catalonia's regional chief, telling him he must first condemn the separatist unrest that is roiling Barcelona.
Reuters - Published

Irish PM welcomes Brexit deal as unique solution for Northern Ireland

Ireland's prime minister on Thursday welcomed the Brexit deal struck by Britain and the European Union as a "unique solution" for Northern Ireland that respected the British-run region's unique history..
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Finnish PM hopes for Brexit deal to avoid no-deal split

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne said on Wednesday he still hoped for a last-minute Brexit deal so that the European Union and Britain do not descend into a most damaging, chaotic split.
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Irish PM says flawed Northern Ireland assembly veto should be overhauled

A veto mechanism in Northern Ireland's devolved parliament that was intended to prevent discrimination toward one community over another should be overhauled in talks to restore the local assembly,..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says still outstanding Brexit issues, may need more time

There are still issues to be resolved in Brexit negotiations, particularly on the issue of consent for Northern Ireland as well as some on customs, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday..
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Finnish PM says Britain is seriously trying to avoid hard Brexit

Finland's prime minister, Antti Rinne, said on Tuesday that for the first time, it looked like Britain was trying to reach an agreement to avoid a hard Brexit at the end of October.
Reuters - Published

Bulgarian PM urges soccer chief to resign after racism furore

Bulgaria's prime minister called on Tuesday for the president of the country's football union to resign following racist abuse and monkey chants from Bulgarian fans towards black England players during..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM's popularity surges as Brexit takes center stage: poll

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's approval rating has jumped sharply as voters back his government's approach on Brexit ahead of a parliamentary election he wants to hold in May, a poll showed on..
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Finnish PM says more time needed for Brexit negotiations

Finland's Prime Minister Antti Rinne said on Monday more time was needed for the Brexit negotiations and that they could continue even after a summit of European Union leaders set for Thursday and..
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UK remains a long way from Brexit deal: BBC citing PM's office

Britain remains a long way from getting a final Brexit deal and the next few days will be critical if it is to agree departure terms with the European Union, the BBC cited a source at Prime Minister..
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Iraqi PM announces cabinet reshuffle after week of bloody protests

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday announced a cabinet reshuffle, declared three days of national mourning and said those who shot protesters would be punished as he sought to quell..
Reuters - Published

Greek PM asks Pompeo for U.S. help to calm Turkish offshore tensions

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis urged the United States on Saturday to use its influence to defuse tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, where Cyprus and Turkey are locked in a dispute over..
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Greek PM tells U.S.'s Pompeo Turkey violating Cyprus's sovereign rights

Turkey is violating the sovereign rights of Cyprus, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told United States' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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New Brexit proposals basis for discussion 'at best', Dutch PM says

Britain's new Brexit proposals "at best" could form a basis for further discussions, but many questions still remain, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.
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Iraqi PM demands parliamentary support to reshuffle cabinet after deadly unrest

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi called on lawmakers on Thursday to support him to reshuffle cabinet posts and urged calm after three days of deadly civil unrest rocked the country.
Reuters - Published

Irish PM: customs, potential veto are obstacles to UK's Brexit offer

Britain's offer to the European Union to come to a deal on Brexit is welcome but customs arrangements and giving a veto to Northern Ireland's assembly over any future regulatory divergence from EU..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi PM says Israel is responsible for attacks on Iraqi militias: Al Jazeera

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has accused Israel of being behind attacks on Iranian-backed militia positions in Iraq, the first time Baghdad has directly blamed Israel, Al Jazeera television..
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Man who released Canadian PM's brownface photo says he has no political affiliation

The man who gave Time magazine the photo of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing brownface at a school event said on Friday he had no political affiliation nor did he receive any payment for..
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Iraqi PM receives phone call from Pompeo

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has received a phone call from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Abdul Mahdi's office said in a brief statement on Monday.
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Irish PM favours May 2020 for next parliamentary election

Ireland's next parliamentary election should be held in May, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday, arguing another eight months should allow his minority government to see the country through..
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Finnish PM says No to reopening Brexit-deal

The Prime Minister of Finland, which holds the EU's rotating presidency, said on Friday there will be no new negotiations over Britain's exit agreement from the bloc.
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Sudan's PM selects members of first cabinet since Bashir's ouster

Sudan's prime minister has approved 14 civilian members of his cabinet, the first to be appointed since the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir in April, a source said on Tuesday.
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Irish PM sends no-change-on-Brexit-deal message back with U.S. vice president

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said his government must stand behind the divorce agreement the European Union has struck with Britain for the sake of peace, a message he asked Vice President Mike..
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British PM's Brexit position 'totally unreasonable', Ireland says

Britain's prime minister is pursuing a "totally unreasonable" position on Brexit that the EU cannot facilitate and the radical change of approach puts the onus on London to find a way out, Ireland's..
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Australian PM says UK's Johnson convinced him he can deliver Brexit

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his meeting with counterpart Boris Johnson had left him convinced that the British leader could deliver Brexit, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a..
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Exclusive: Sudan needs up to $10 billion in aid to rebuild economy, new PM says

Sudan needs $8 billion in foreign aid over the next two years to cover its import bill and help rebuild its ravaged economy after months of political turmoil, its new prime minister said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Norway's Liberals accept PM's ultimatum, preventing government's collapse

Norway's Liberal Party, a junior member of Norway's four-party government, will accept the prime minister's ultimatum on transport policy, preventing the cabinet's fall, Liberal leader Trine Skei..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan Supreme Court orders action against judge in ex-PM case

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday ordered disciplinary action against a judge who convicted former premier Nawaz Sharif, effectively giving a boost to Sharif's appeal against a seven-year jail term..
Reuters - Published

Barnaby lobbied PM and leader on abortion

Acting prime minister Michael McCormack says the NSW abortion bill is up to state parliament, after Barnaby Joyce called on the leader to speak out against it.
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Canary Islands wildfire stable but continues to burn, acting PM says

A wildfire in the popular tourist island of Gran Canaria has been stabilised but continues to burn, Spain's acting prime minister said on Thursday, promising that the thousands affected by the fire..
Reuters - Published

Trump calls Danish PM's rebuff of Greenland idea 'nasty' as trip cancellation stuns Danes

President Donald Trump declared Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's dismissal of his idea to buy Greenland "nasty" and an affront to the United States on Wednesday, a day after shocking Danes by..
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Danish PM says cancellation of Trump visit won't hurt good U.S. relations

Denmark's prime minister said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit after Denmark rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland would not affect close relations..
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Italian PM resigns, denounces Salvini for sinking government

Italy's prime minister resigned on Tuesday after launching a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for..
Reuters - Published

Polish PM seeks explanations over report minister sought to discredit judges

Poland's prime minister demanded explanations on Tuesday about accusations that a deputy minister sought to discredit judges critical of the government's judicial reforms by planting media rumors about..
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Finnish PM tells UK's Johnson that EU won't reopen Brexit deal

Finland's Prime Minister Antti Rinne told his British counterpart Boris Johnson that the European Union would not renegotiate the Brexit deal, a spokesman for Rinne said on Tuesday.
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Danish PM says Trump's idea of selling Greenland to U.S. is absurd

Greenland is not for sale and the idea of selling it to the United States is absurd, Denmark's prime minister said on Sunday after an economic adviser to President Donald Trump confirmed the U.S...
Reuters - Published

New Zealand's PM says government always looking at ways to stimulate economy

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that spending promised in the annual budget would help stimulate the economy, but the government is always looking at other things it can do.
Reuters - Published

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