Consider the following differences between Parliamentary and Presidential system of Government:

  1. While in parliamentary system of government executive is responsible to the legislature, in presidential form of government executive is independent of legislature
  2. While India has parliamentary form of government, USA has presidential form of government

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

The parliamentary government is also known as cabinet government and is prevalent in Britain, Japan, Canada, India & among others. The presidential government, on the other hand, is also known as non-responsible or non-parliamentary or fixed executive system of government and is prevalent in USA,Brazil, Russia, Sri Lanka & among others.

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