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Politics of the United States
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winner to take all, the most number of votes
Early or snap election
No fixed term, so it can be early
How does the electoral system for the US house of representatives help to explain the lack of new political parties in this house of the US congress
No hope in the US electoral system, a new political party would fall below
outgoing Prime Minister while transition of new elections. Can't create new policies at this point he is just a figure head
How is the prime minister chosen?
must enjoy support of the legislature to achieve office
Compare US president and Prime Minister
President and majority of legislature are more than likely from different parties
How is the US congress (senate and HOR) elected
How does this structure reflect the philosophy of accountability in government, checks and balances? separation of powers?
They don't have checks and balances with the exception of belonging to the EU. Features the idea that the Prime Minister is held accountability by the voters
How is the role of the voter different in a parliamentary system?
In Parliamentary, voter only chooses members house of commons
How is the role of a legislator in a parliamentary system different from the role of a Congressman/woman?
Legislator in Parliamentary system must have the support of party majority or they can loose their jobs, they work together.
Compare the US Congress: Senate and HOR
Senate is 6 years and HOR is 2 years
How is the Cabinet in a parliamentary system different from the US cabinet
US cabinet elected by President. Parliament cabinet are elected, cabinet could want to take the Prime minister's chair
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