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 presidential system of government is a government in which a president leads an executive branch that is separate from the legislative branch. The United States is a good example of a presidential system of government. More »

A presidential system of democracy is based on the separation of powers between three branches of government: judicial, legislative and executive. The United States originated the use of a presidential system, and only a... 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