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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 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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Johnson defends tiering system amid backlash [Video]

Johnson defends tiering system amid backlash

Boris Johnson has defended the Government’s latest tiered controls forEngland, saying they were essential to get coronavirus levels down. The PrimeMinister acknowledged that many people felt..

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PM 'understands frustration' of those in Tier 3 restrictions [Video]

PM 'understands frustration' of those in Tier 3 restrictions

Boris Johnson has defended the Government’s latest tiered controls forEngland, saying they were essential to get coronavirus levels down. The PrimeMinister acknowledged that many people felt..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published
PM has 'seriously failed' over bullying investigation [Video]

PM has 'seriously failed' over bullying investigation

Shadow Home Secretary, Nick Thomas Symonds, has said the Prime Minister has "seriously failed" over the investigation into Home Secretary, Priti Patel. The claims against Ms Patel come during..

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Ministerial standards adviser quits as PM contradicts his Patel bullying advice [Video]

Ministerial standards adviser quits as PM contradicts his Patel bullying advice

Boris Johnson’s adviser on ministerial standards has resigned after the PrimeMinister contradicted his advice by judging that Priti Patel did not breachthe rules despite being found to have bullied..

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Boris Johnson self-isolating [Video]

Boris Johnson self-isolating

Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with an MP who hassince tested positive for Covid-19, Downing Street has said. The PrimeMinister, who was admitted to hospital with coronavirus..

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PM has "every confidence" in US constitution [Video]

PM has "every confidence" in US constitution

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he has "every confidence in the checks and balances of the US constitution" amid claims from Donald Trump of voter fraud in the presidential election. Report by..

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COVID-19 will remain a watershed moment in history, just like WWII: PM Modi [Video]

COVID-19 will remain a watershed moment in history, just like WWII: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 06 attended India-Italy Virtual Summit with his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte. At the event, PM said, "I hope that after the COVID-19 situation improves,..

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New Zealand's PM unveils diverse new cabinet [Video]

New Zealand's PM unveils diverse new cabinet

Jacinda Ardern appointed on Monday the most diverse cabinet in New Zealand's history, with a Maori woman taking up the position of foreign minister. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.

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Bihar will again be pushed to dark era if leaders of 'Jungle raj' get elected: PM Modi [Video]

Bihar will again be pushed to dark era if leaders of 'Jungle raj' get elected: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public rally in Motihari on November 01 amid Bihar Assembly polls. At the rally, PM said, "This time for Bihar Elections, leaders of 'jungle raj' have come..

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Modi govt to revise minimum legal age of marriage for women, PM says [Video]

Modi govt to revise minimum legal age of marriage for women, PM says

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the government will soon take a decision on revising the minimum age of marriage for girls after it receives report from the committee set up for this. The..

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Australian PM accepts G7 invitation during call with Trump

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Irish PM says good chance social distancing rule can be relaxed

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Montenegro becomes Europe's first coronavirus-free state, PM says

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Italy's PM says entering next pandemic phase with 'cautious optimism'

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