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  1. Meaning of Parliamentary System
  2. Major Characteristics of Parliamentary System of Government
  3. Merits or Advantages and Demerits or Disadvantages of Parliamentary System of Government
  4. The Principle of Collective Responsibility in the Parliamentary System of Government
  5. Differences between Presidential and Parliamentary Systems of Government


Meaning of Parliamentary System

Cabinet or parliamentary system of government may be defined as one in which the Head of State is different from the Head of Government and where there is no strict separation of powers between the executive and the legislature. The main executive power is exercised by the Prime Minister, who is the head of government. The other part of the executive power is ceremonial and it is exercised by a President or Monarch (King or Queen) which is the head of state. Britain is a very good example of a cabinet system of government. Nigeria practiced the system between 1960 and 1966. Parliamentary filibuster refers to a delay method of prolonging debates in parliament. The prime minister and his cabinet can be removed from office through a vote of no confidence by members of the parliament.

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