Head of the government

the head of the government is the director/conductor of the government of a state or a member state. Usually it sets a majority of the political direction decisions.

In parliamentary systems of government the office holds usually an Prime Minister, i.e. the chairman of the government. The designation varies inthe different countries, then the German and the Austrian head of the government are called Federal Chancellor, the British prime minister and the Spanish „president of the government “ (Presidente del Gobierno).

In Präsidientellen systems of government the task of the head of the government takes to that President (e.g. the president of the USA). In this case the head of the government takes also the function of the head of state . The exact powers of the head of the government vary in all systems of government and are fixed into the condition of the respective countries.

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Semipräsidentielles system of government

 

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