What it Looks Like
In a parliamentary system, the legislature is the part of government that makes laws. The legislature also gives power to the executive (the part of government that enforces laws). This is the basic form of a parliamentary republic. The difference is how the legislature gets it's power. The legislature is not chosen by a ruler or by birth. The peoples choose the legislature in an election. This means that the executives get their power from the legislature, but the legislature gets its power from the people.