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Presidential and Parliamentary Systems

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Presidential and Parliamentary Systems Locke’s Three Functions of Government A known and settled law A power to execute that law A process to adjudicate that law Presidential Model Separation of powers (branches) Checks to balance the powers Independence of branches Can be democratic or undemocratic Parliamentary Model Fusion of power The vote of confidence- the vote that takes place in the parliament saying that the executive still has the legislature’s confidence or not. The executive is responsible to those who represent the people. This includes: The Queen, house of lords, house of commons, not the people o The ability of parliament to determine who is going to be the executive The power of dissolution- executive has the power to call a new election and have the country to determine a new majority in supporting either the prime minister or the legislature Impeachment Can take place in either system The legislature can charge the executive with anything including not following policy
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