Government system

Government system

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Term Definition
Democracy A government where political authority rests with a single leader
Autocracy A government where political authority rests with a nation's citizens
Executive Head of government/ Head of state
President Title often given to the head of government (state) in a presidential democracy
Prime Minister Title often given to the head of government in a parliamentary democracy
Chancellor Title often given to the head of government in a parliamentary democracy
Legislature Law-making body
Bi-cameral Having a legislature divided into an upper and lower house
Presidential democracy Citizens elect both members of legislative branch
Parliamentary democracy Citizens elect members to legislative branch- then members of legislative branch select head of state in the executive branch
Political Party Organization which represents specific political ideas in a given country
Russia President
United Kingdom Prime Minister
Germany Chancellor

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