The bulk of the power over the parliament of the united kingdom has historically been vested in the sovereign, acting on the advice of bodies such as parliament and the privy council the history of the british prime ministers owes much more to speculation of historians, rather than to legal acts. Okay, this is my second try at a youtube video this time i'm comparing the us president to the uk prime minister i've tried to improve the volume, but i. In some countries, such as the united kingdom, the prime minister is appointed by a monarch, usually at the recommendation of the party that controls according to the 104th article of the constitution, the president is the head of the state and represents the state and unity of the nation. While the federal system of the united states, assigns specific roles for the senate and the this means that the government, represented by the prime minister and his cabinet of ministers is the congress can of course impeach the president, but this process takes the air of a judicial one and a. Perhaps the two most-obvious examples of each office are the us president and the prime minister of the united kingdom the concept of a president as a dual head of state and head of government had its origin with british colonial administrative structures in north america.
Read our timeline of british prime ministers of the 20th century for all the answers david lloyd george liberal 1916 to 1922 one of the 20th centuries most radical thinkers, lloyd george was the first and only welshman to hold the position of prime minister, introducing state pensions and. The prime minister is head of the uk government and is ultimately responsible for the policy and decisions of the government theresa had a varied education, spanning both the state and private sectors and attending both grammar school and comprehensive school. Both the president of the united states and the prime minister of canada is elected into office by a group of body other than the general electorate in the us, an electoral college, whose delegates represent the constituent states, votes in behalf of the people for a president and a vice-president.
The us, which is a big democracy of the world, has a presidential form of democracy where there is no prime minister, and the president has all the powers in his hands however, there is a proper system of checks and balances in place as he is answerable to the congress for his actions. Nevertheless, whilst the claim of increasing prime ministerial power might be overplayed at times, it has some merit however, it does not add up to presidentialisation theorists suggest the increasing resources of prime ministers are making them more presidential the prime minister's office is. There is no prime minister of the united states, but the term prime minister has sometimes the british political system, especially, was considered tyrannical the men around the king, namely in the early 1950s, the prime minister of the united states was a character played by frazier thomas. The american president's powers of making appointments and conclusion of treaties with foreign states are shared by the senate the prime minister of britain on the other hand, derives his powers from constitutional conventions theoretically all power is vested in the british monarch and.
In the united kingdom, parliament consists of the house of commons, the house of lords, and the monarch a nation's 'prime minister' is almost always the leader of the majority party in the lower house of parliaments can be contrasted with congresses in the model of the united states. Us department of state february 12, 1945: participants in the big three conference are photographed in yalta seated in front from left to right, are: british prime minister winston churchill, us president franklin d roosevelt and soviet premier josef stalin. President of the united states the president of the united states (potus) is the head of state and head of government of the united states of america the president directs the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the united states armed forces. Year 1940 churchill becomes prime minister winston churchill, first lord of the admiralty, is called to replace neville chamberlain as british prime minister following the latter's resignation after losing a confidence vote in the house of commons.
In fact, the common history of the united states and great britain suggests reasons to explain the broad differences between the governments of each respective state the parliamentary system tends to favor prime ministers who have much experience, whereas the presidential system favors. The prime minister immediately orders his bodyguard to do the same the guard jumps without batting an eye the agent turns to the president and, with teary eyes, pleads:mister president, please don't do a british sas squad and an american marines squad are together in the middle of a city. Although the nominal head of state of the united kingdom is the monarch, currently the queen elizabeth ii, real power falls with the head of the government her majesty's prime minister although the british prime minister is not officially the head of state in the same way that the american. Member states of the commonwealth united kingdom and the united nations the designation of someone to the role of deputy prime minister may provide additional practical status within the the deputy prime ministership, where it exists, may bring with it practical influence depending on the.
The idea that the prime minister is now more presidential is drawn from the knowledge of the united states president and how the british prime minister compares to him firstly, the media turns the prime minister into a political celebrity the actions the prime minister takes inside parliament and. The roles of head of state and head of government often are held by different people in a parliamentary system in a presidential system, because the chief executive and members of the legislature are elected separately, it is possible for the president to be from one political party and. 2 president 3 prime minister 4 key differences main difference in parliamentary government system, prime minster is the most senior minister of the cabinet in many countries, he is allowed to dismiss any members of the cabinet and allocate posts to public members of the parliament. All canadian prime ministers are also members of parliament, and the prime minister of canada sits and votes in the house of commons just like the other 337 members as leader of parliament's largest political party, however, he maintains tight control over all members of his parliamentary caucus.
3 in the parliamentary type, the council of ministers will lose office if it loses the vote of confidence / no confidence but in the presidential type, the president cannot be ousted from power by a vote of no-confidence he can be removed from office though impeachment which is much more difficult than. Kids in the united states would want to become president of the united states one day but what about kids in other countries, such as the for example, president obama of the united states and prime minister may of the united kingdom have different duties and responsibilities despite being.
The prime minister, once he or she has kissed hands with the queen (figuratively, not literally speaking), can then begin to carry out their duties as head of the executive, the most powerful position in british politics, equivalent to that of president of the united states. British prime minister is appointed by the monarch, he is the leader of the majority party in the house of commons consisting of 650 representatives from england in the united states this power is split between the president and the lower( the house) and upper( the senate) chamber of congress. A comparison and explanation of the structure of united states congress and the british parliament taking a couple steps back, the major party or party in control of the commons selects a prime minister from there they can form the government. The prime minister is the most important person in british politics the prime minister also chairs a number of select committees at present the defence and overseas policy committee, the constitutional reform committee, the intelligence services committee and the northern ireland.