General Studies - Structure and role of Parliament

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Structure and role of Parliament

·         In the UK, the government holds the power.

·         The UK is a constitutional monarchy – an agreed way to govern the country with rules on what government can do.

·         A monarch is the king or queen and the UK only has one head of state – the monarch gives final approval to the government’s laws and policies but can never actually refuse a law.

·         The head of government in the UK is the prime minister.

·         The government runs the country.

·         The ability to make laws is called legislative power – very important for structuring the way a country works.

·         In the UK, the government and parliament holds the legislative power.

·         The UK also has an independent judiciary:

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