Chapter 15 Presidential Government Presidential Govt. Democratic system in which the legislative and executive bodies are elected and exist separately. Both have legislative responsibilities Do not have to have a consensus as with Parliament Often roles, accountability hard to pinpoint Parties in Pres. Govt. 1. 2. Party ties looser than in Parliamentary system b/c party does not choose executive No guarantee that party that holds the executive will also have a majority in the legislative branch Executive Leaders May have no pre-existing relationship with legislative branch Leaders can be largely unknown to many in party Can bring varied talents and backgrounds Selection can be haphazard Executive Branch Operate in relative separation from legislative branch (separation of powers) Makes accountability difficult Lack of regular means of review Hybrid Presidential Govt. System where a president with more than ceremonial power co-exists with a premier and cabinet who are responsible to a parliament. Executive decisions are shared by two bodies President often has more power in defense and foreign policy Constitutional Review System where a judicial (or quasi-judicial) body of government can annul acts of other parts of government if those acts are contrary to the state’s constitution.