poly sci Class notes UK

poly sci Class notes UK - Class notes 9/7/06 United Kingdom...

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Class notes 9/7/06 United Kingdom Executive Branch made up of Prime Minister and his cabinet Prime minister is the leader of the majority party If a party does not get majority they get together o The number of parties that come together called a coalition o The party that usually has the largest number of supporters get prime minister o Prime minister must be a member of parliament and his cabinet must be also members Powers of prime minister o Can call elections to the house of commons if it is not time o Appoints a cabinet, however it does not have to approved by parliament In the US they go through hearings o He cane determine the size of the cabinet without approval What are the limits to the power of Prime Minister o He is under pressure o Political reality and public opinion- must support most Who can become prime minister? o They work their way up from the bottom of their own political party o Must be a seasoned politician o
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