Presidents and Prime Ministers?

Why do some countries have Presidents and some Prime ministers and some even have both. In the latter case who's more powerful.

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  • Zombie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Presidents are head of states and prime ministers are the head of governments.Prime minister can have more power than a president because they are working within the house to put in legislation.A president can only suggest it.A prime minister with a majority government is more powerful.They can basically put through any laws he wants has long as he has support from his party.Countries that have a prime minister have a parliamentary system.Countries that have prime minister and a president are not constitutional monarchies and have an elected head of state instead of a monarch

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Prime ministers are not found in the United States. In the US, the president is head of the executive office. Prime ministers have more power than the United States government because not only do they not have a set limit of terms they can serve, but they are, in general, in control of all the branches of the government that usually focus and centralize the power on the executive office. The prime minister, in this case, has unlimited power while the president's power is decentralized and the power is split amongst the different parts of the government.

    Source(s): AP U.S Politics & Government textbook
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i think presidents is more powerful then prime minister,because if prime minister need to take some important decision he have to talk their other ministers,so prime minister can'y give any decision by him self ,he need to think about for other's.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Each country has its own constitution. In the US the president is the head of state and the head of the government. In Britain and the commonwealth countries the queen is the head of state.

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