The parliament of the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland, commonly known internationally as the uk parliament or british parliament but is more generally known domestically simply as parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the united kingdom, the crown dependencies and overseas territories.
In this lesson you will learn what a parliamentary government is, and discover how it functions with examples like australia and germany then. A parliamentary system is a system of democratic governance of a state where the executive branch derives its democratic legitimacy from its ability to command the confidence of the legislative branch, typically a parliament, and is also held accountable to that parliament.
In the parliamentary system, if the parliament doesn't like the prime minister, they can cast a vote of no confidence and replace him this tends to make the executive leader subservient to the parliament bottom line is, if you believe that government should have more checks and balances, then a presidential system will give you that. In a parliamentary system, legislative bodies are elected by the people, and they then elect one of their own members to be the prime minister or executive leader additionally, the prime minister's cabinet is elected by the legislature from its own members.
A parliamentary system of government means that the executive branch of government has the direct or indirect support of the parliamentthis support is usually shown by a vote of confidencethe relationship between the executive and the legislature in a parliamentary system is called responsible government the separation of powers between the executive and law making branches is not as.
A parliamentary democracy is one of several types of democracies here we explain this type of government by comparing it to a presidential democracy, which is the system used in the united states.
In a parliamentary system, laws are made by majority vote of the legislature and signed by the head of state, who does not have an effective veto power in most parliamentary democracies, the head of state can return a bill to the legislative body to signify disagreement with it.