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Parliamentary System of Government

A system of government in which the head of government and his or her cabinet are dependent on the confidence of the legislature and can be dismissed from office by a legislative vote of no confidence or censure.

(Lijphart, Arend, ed. 1992. Parliamentary versus Presidential Government. New York: Oxford University Press, p.2.)


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