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  1. Parliamentary system

    A parliamentary system is a system of democratic governance of a state in which the executive branch derives its democratic legitimacy from, and is held accountable to, the legislature; the executive and legislative branches are thus interconnected. In a parliamentary system, the head of state is normally a different person from the head of government. This is in contrast to a presidential system in a democracy, where the head of state often is also the head of government, and most importantly: the executive branch does not derive its democratic legitimacy from the legislature. Countries with parliamentary systems may be constitutional monarchies, where a monarch is the ceremonial head of state while the head of government is almost always a member of the legislature, or parliamentary republics, where a mostly ceremonial president is the head of state while the head of government is regularly from the legislature. In a few parliamentary republics, such as South Africa and Botswana, the head of government is also head of state, but is elected by and is answerable to the legislature.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parliamentary system in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parliamentary system in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek:

    In my view, a presidential system with the right checks and balances would serve this country better than a parliamentary system, we should focus on the merits of the system.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    I would say that President Trump is, I think, understanding better that it isn't just what the President says, this is not a parliamentary system, that the Prime Minister says something and then his party endorses it. This is a presidential system.

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