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Presidential form of Government NATURE OF THE SYSTEM Presidential form of government is a government in which the chief executive is not responsible to the legislature Bagehot the independence of the legislative and the executive powers is the specific quality of presidential government just as fusion and combination is the principle of cabinet government If we compare cabinet and presidential systems we can find that they are both representative in character but in cabinet system the executive is a part of legislature and responsibility of executive to legislature is sine quo non In presidential form of government the executive ie PRESIDENT is constitutionally independent of legislature They are two distinct organs more or less separated from each other The executive is not the creature of legislature nor is it responsible for its public acts or dependent for its seat The head of the state exercise real power as it derives from the constitution and as such there is no distinction between a executive and the executive DrGarnerWhat has been called Presidential government as contra-distinguished from cabinet or parliamentary government is that system in which the executive including both the Head of the state and his ministers is constitutionally independent of the legislature in respect to the duration of his or their tenure and irresponsible to it for his or their political policies In such a system the chief of the state is not merely the titular executive but he is real executive and actually exercises the powers which the constitution and laws confer upon him HIGHLIGHTS OF SYSTEMALSO COMPARING WITH PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT 1SEPARATION OF POWERS Unlike the parliamentary system of government where executive is a part of legislature in presidential form of government there is separation of powers In this system the executive and legislature are separate from each other and they have equal status But in a parliamentary government
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