The main differences between the Parliamentary and the Presidential form of Government
- It is the oldest form of democracy. U.K. is considered as the mother of this form of democracy.
- The elected leader of the majority party becomes the Prime Minister and then he forms the Government.
- The executive is called the Council of Ministers. The Cabinet is a small body inside it.
- The head of executive in this type of Government has usually formal powers. Actual powers are in the hands of Prime Minister.
- Democratic Governments can have another form too. It is called the Presidential Form. U.S.A. has this form of Government.
- In this form of Government the President is the head of the executive and is elected directly.
- The President has a body called Cabinet. Its members are known as secretaries. These secretaries are not members of Congress (their Parliament). Thus the executive is not part of legislature.
- The President being the real head of executive, can not be ordinarily removed from his post.