parliamentary government

noun

Definition of parliamentary government 

: a system of government having the real executive power vested in a cabinet composed of members of the legislature who are individually and collectively responsible to the legislature has a democratically elected parliamentary government

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Mr Sargsyan had exploited Armenia’s shift from presidential to parliamentary government to keep himself in power after completing his second and final presidential term. The Economist, "People power pushes out Armenia’s boss, who was trying to do a Putin," 26 Apr. 2018 For instance, [Michael] Koch, Laron Williams, and Jason Smith studied how quickly various parliamentary governments lost their majority coalitions after transnational terrorist attacks in a 2012 paper. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Everybody says Democrats will win the House. What could go wrong?," 12 Apr. 2018 The parliamentary government of Alexander Kerensky would survive less than a year. Condoleezza Rice, New York Times, "Condoleezza Rice on the 10 Days Still Shaking the World," 17 Oct. 2017 Although the Victorians prided themselves on giving the world a model of parliamentary government, British confidence in parliamentary democracy has been greatly exaggerated. Martin Pugh, Slate Magazine, "Fascism’s Warning Signs," 14 Apr. 2017

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parliamentary government

noun

Legal Definition of parliamentary government 

: a system of government having the real executive power vested in a cabinet composed of members of the legislature who are individually and collectively responsible to the legislature

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