The British Prime Minister is not directly elected; instead, he is appointed by the Queen after the general election. The leader of the party that secures the most seats in the House of Commons automatically becomes Prim... More »

Germany has a Chancellor rather than a Prime Minister and the Chancellor's name is Angela Merkel. Angela Merkel, the first female Chancellor of Germany, has served in that position since the year 2005. More »

Brazil does not have a prime minister. The head of state in Brazil is the president, who is elected every four years by majority. As of the October 2010 general election, the role is held by Dilma Rousseff, the first wom... More »

At the outbreak of World War II, which was sparked by the 1939 German invasion of Poland, Neville Chamberlain was the prime minister of the United Kingdom; he was succeeded by Winston Churchill in 1940, who remained prim... More »

A voting ballot in the state of Texas can include proposed constitutional amendments as well as candidates for local, statewide and nationwide elections for both party primaries and the general election. These voting opt... More » Government & Politics Politics Elections

The purpose of a primary election is to narrow the field of candidates before a general election. Primary elections allow the people to play a larger role in the nominations of the party. The two main types of primary el... More »

Front-loading is the practice of scheduling state party caucuses and primary elections earlier and earlier than the general election. The act of front-loading provides decisive momentum toward one political nominee over ... More »