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The comparison of the US President and the British Prime Minister appears from the onset to provide some interesting differences since the President holds the position of Head of State as well as Head of Government The Prime Minister it would appear has more influence in domestic able to dominate his part legislature and to an extent executive branch The US President on the other hand appears to have the position of supremacy in domestic politics known as the chief legislator and dominates his executive though part control is limited He does not hold the same position of power in domestic affairs as the Prime Minister but his position of strength appears to be in the realm of foreign and international matters in which he faces little challenge from Congress Much of this prominence is derived from his status as the Nations Leader and the unifying force in a dispersed political system It would appear that both offices hold different powers all of which will be taken into account when deciding which is more powerful The power which the holder of each office exercises over their respective party in the legislature is of great significance in determining which office confers the most power The British Prime Minister as shown by past examples usually holds substantial power over the party machine from which their power originates and position depends on The absence of a clear separation of powers in the British system gives the British Prime Minister the position of head of the majority party in parliament Due to such a strong link between the Prime Minister and his party he can often expect loyalty as a matter of course when forwarding legislation The President can not though expect such favorable treatment from his party as no direct link exists between he and his party colleagues in Congress a situation created by the separation of powers a primary intention of the Founding Fathers when writing the
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