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Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Prime minister

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


Prime minister
Prime minister

A prime minister is the head of the cabinet and the leader of the ministers in the executive branch of government, often in a parliamentary or semi-presidential system. Under those systems, a prime minister is not the head of state of their respective state nor a monarch; rather the prime minister is the 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.

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