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... More »

A constitutional parliamentary democracy is a political system in which parliament selects the government through elections and is limited by constitutional laws. Through this system, the government is responsible to bot... More » Government & Politics Types of Government

A parliamentary republic government is a government system that operates under a parliamentary system where an executive branch is held accountable to the legislature. The majority of these governments are led by a head ... More »

Elected by their respective parties in a closed-door session, the floor leaders for the U.S. House of Representatives include Kevin McCarthy as majority leader and Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader, as of 2015. Steve Sca... More » Government & Politics Politics

Nancy Pelosi is the minority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, as of 2015. She is member of the Democratic Party and represents California's 12th congressional district, which includes a large portion of the S... More » Government & Politics Politics

Fidel Castro was a Cuban revolutionary and political leader who, during his tenure as Cuba's prime minister, president and commander-in-chief, orchestrated the country's transformation into a one-party socialist state. C... More »

The most influential politicians locally in Montgomery County, Maryland are primarily members of the Montgomery County Council, which is led by Council President George Leventhal. Others currently working outside Montgom... More » Government & Politics Politics