Parliamentary republic

States with a parliamentary system are shown in red and orange. Red is a constitutional monarchy. Orange is a parliamentary republic. Green is where the parliament helps the executive, but does not choose it.

A parliamentary republic is a name for a government (system of managing people). The system is used in many countries.

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 its power. The legislature is not chosen by a ruler or by birth. The people choose the legislature in an election. This means that the executive gets its power from the legislature, and the legislature gets its power from the people.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Parlamentli respublika
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Парлямэнцкая рэспубліка
Bahasa Indonesia: Republik parlementer
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Parlamentarna republika