Compare And Contrast Prime Minister Vs Presidential

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Prime Minister vs American President The head of Government, or leader of a country, is thought to be the most powerful and influential member of a nation; yet, in a democratic nation, their power only stretches as far as their constitution and election outcomes permits. The people they choose to aid them in implementing their ideas and the congressional power their party holds, both tie in to the actual power a leader has to propose and employ their promises. When comparing two democratic nations such as the United States and Canada, one may assume that their way of governing would be quite similar, when in reality, the way these countries govern themselves has many more differences than similarities. The United States government is run …show more content…
Once in power, the president has multiple jobs to uphold. They are not only the head of government, but because they do not have an equivalent to the governor general, they also act as the head of state. They also act as the Commander and chief of the American military, Chief Executive, Chief Diplomat and Chief Legislator. As chief executive, the president has tremendous appointive power. They run the executive bureaucracy, and have the ability to appoint and expel anyone in cabinet as long as there is no the senate approves. The American President also has the power to grant reprieves and pardons to citizens whom have broken American law, other than impeachment. As Chief diplomat the president upholds the responsibility to retain foreign relations, with the advisement of the senate. They are expected to keep an eye on the global economy, and negotiate with foreign leaders when necessary. This goes hand in hand with the role of Commander in Chief. The President …show more content…
Although it is promoted that candidates are over the age of 18, live within Canada and have citizenship. Eligibility is not nearly discussed to critiqued as much as in the states. The Prime Minister is expected to speak and or at least understand the two languages of Canada, French and English, a responsibility the President does not have to preform, seeing as there is no official language of the United States (1). The Canadian Prime Minister is given the title of Head of government, head of cabinet, leader of their political party (unless independent) and member of parliament. Unlike the states, Canada’s government works together to create and uphold law. As the head of government, the Prime Minister is expected to be a strong leader alongside his hand-picked cabinet when proposing bills and upholding the Canadian constitution. As head of cabinet, the prime minister has the duty to appoint their cabinet, keep their cabinet in line and hold cabinet meetings (1). As the active leader of their party, similar to the states, they must uphold party values and keep their likeability high, yet they have far more power implementing party discipline than the President. Because all of the branches work together, the party whip is able to act on behalf of the prime minister to keep their party members from making decisions

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