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The Main Difference Between the US Presidential System and a Parliamentary System is the Fact That Separation of Power Doesn

The Main Difference Between the US Presidential System and a Parliamentary System is the Fact That Separation of Power Doesn

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The main difference between the US presidential system and a parliamentarysystem is the fact that separation of power doesn’t exist. This makes the parliamentarysystem have a low transaction but high conformity cost, the opposite is true for the US presidential system.The separation of power that exists in the US Presidential System doesn’t exist ina Parliamentary System. The executive branch and the legislature are fused, as a result,the legislature has a lot of power. After being elected by citizens, the legislature elects ateam of executives called a cabinet. One of the cabinet members becomes the PrimeMinister of the country. Though this system is still democratic the voters only havecontrol over the legislature. In the US Presidential system voters have influence on bothhe executive and legislative branch.The parliamentary system has low transaction cost but high conformity cost. TheParliamentary system is efficient because it makes sure that the executive branch and thelegislature can work together without getting gridlocked. The parliamentary systemalmost ensures that partisanship won’t become an issue and that speeds up the whole political process. The parliamentary system also makes sure that the executive branch andthe legislature can work together. In the presidential system some presidents like Carter can’t work with congress even though they’re from the same process. On the other handthe parliamentary system has a high conformity cost. The minority party would probablyfeel unhappy at their lack of control in the government. Especially voters whose votesdidn’t really matter in electing the Prime Minister.The Presidential system has high transaction cost but high conformity cost. Sincethe executive branch and legislative branch are separate action is much slower. Especially

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