The main characteristics of the prime minister

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They are the most senior minister in the government.
David Cameron.
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They derive their authority from the monarch. Their previous powers have been transferred to the prime minister and they are called ‘prerogative powers’.
Commanding the armed forces and generally maintaining the security of the state.
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They are the head of government not head of state but they act in place of the head of state in most circumstances.
Tony Blair made a speech when Princess Diana died and after 9/11.
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They are the leader of the largest party in the House of Commons.
David Cameron Conservatives, Tony Blair Labour
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They are not elected, they are appointed automatically by the monarch following a general election.
The party is elected then the Queen appoints the party leader. David Cameron Conservative.
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They derive their authority from the monarch. Their previous powers have been transferred to the prime minister and they are called ‘prerogative powers’.

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Commanding the armed forces and generally maintaining the security of the state.

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They are the head of government not head of state but they act in place of the head of state in most circumstances.

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They are the leader of the largest party in the House of Commons.

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They are not elected, they are appointed automatically by the monarch following a general election.

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