Arguments that the prime minister is not effectively a president

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Prime ministers are not heads of state and cannot claim to speak for the whole nation.
The Queen is the head of state.
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There are limitations on prime ministerial power that presidents do not face.
The President can pick whomever he wants to be in his cabinet as long as they are approved from senate, they do not need to pick from parliament.
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The prime minister does not have a separate source of authority from the rest of the government, while presidents are responsible directly to the people.
The prime minister was appointed in their party not voted for by the people.
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Weaker prime ministers have not had a presidential image or style.
Gordon Brown and John Major.
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There are limitations on prime ministerial power that presidents do not face.

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The President can pick whomever he wants to be in his cabinet as long as they are approved from senate, they do not need to pick from parliament.

Card 3

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The prime minister does not have a separate source of authority from the rest of the government, while presidents are responsible directly to the people.

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Card 4

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Weaker prime ministers have not had a presidential image or style.

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