Westminster system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The Westminster system is a democratic parliamentary system of government modelled after the politics of the United Kingdom. This term comes from the Palace of Westminster, the seat of the Parliament of the
The system is a series of procedures for operating a legislature. It is used, or was once used, in the national legislatures and subnational legislatures of most Commonwealth and ex-Commonwealth nations upon being granted responsible government, beginning with the first of the Canadian provinces in 1848 and the six Australian colonies between 1855 and
1890. However some former …show more content…
1993 to use mixed-member proportional representation; Israel, which has always used country wide proportional representation; and Australia, which uses preferential voting. a lower house of parliament with an ability to dismiss a government by "withholding (or blocking) Supply"
(rejecting a budget), passing a motion of no confidence,