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Primus Inter Pares

The parliamentary or cabinet system of government in which the prime minister is merely first among equals.

(Verney, Douglas V. 1992. "Parliamentarism and Presidentialism." In Parliamentary versus Presidential Government, edited by Arend Lijphart, 31-47. New York: Oxford University Press, p. 35.)

     

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