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Presidential and Parliamentary Democracies

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What is the opportunity for participation in a Parliamentary Democracy?
The people elect or become representatives to the legislature who in turn elect members of the executive branch.
What is the definition of a Parliamentary Democracy?
a government in which citizens elect representatives to a legislative branch and then the legislative branch elects an executive branch
How does a Parliamentary Democracy acquire Power?
Through an election of the people.
How does a Parliamentary Democracy justify its power?
through the consent of the governed
What is purpose of a Parliamentary Democracy?
To allow quick decision making since the executive branch members come directly from the legislative branch
What is the structure/function of a Parliamentary Democracy?
To allow both the executive branch and the legislative branch to operate jointly as the executive branch is elected from the legislative branch.
How does a Parliamentary Democracy use power?
To form consensus governments with other political parties to enact laws and elect a Prime Minister.
What is the structure/function of a Presidential Democracy?
To allow both the executive branch, legislative branch and judicial branch to have separate functions; checks and balance of power
What is the definition of a Presidential Democracy?
a government in which the citizens elect representatives to a legislative branch and then in a separate election, citizens elect the executive branch
What is the opportunity for participation in a Presidential Democracy?
The people elect or become representatives in the legislative and executive branch.
How does a Presidential Democracy use power?
To each branch of government, a specific power is given and only those specific powers can be used by each branch of government
What is purpose of a Presidential Democracy?
To prevent any branch of government from becoming too powerful due to the specific separation of powers.
How does a Presidential Democracy justify its power?
through the consent of the governed
How does a Presidential Democracy acquire Power?
Through an election of the people.
This type of democracy has the legislative branch elected by all of the people.
Both Presidential and Parliamentary
This type of democracy acquires power because the people elect the executive branch separately from the legislative branch.
Presidential Democracy
This type of democracy justifies its power through the consent of the governed.
Both Parliamentary and Presidential
This type of democracy directly elects the executive branch.
Presidential Democracy
This type of democracy justifies its power through fear and force.
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This type of democracy has the legislative branch directly electing the executive branch.
Parliamentary Democracy
According to the information in the diagrams, what is the difference in the relationship between the executive and the legislature in the two types of democracies?
In a presidential democracy, the executive and legislature are elected separately by the citizens. In a parliamentary democracy, the citizens elect a legislature who select an executive.