Head of state
Public persona who officially embodies a state in its unity and legitimacy.- Head of state
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System of government in which a president exists alongside a prime minister and a cabinet, with the latter two responding to the legislature of the state.
It differs from a parliamentary republic in that it has a popularly elected head of state who is more than a ceremonial figurehead, and from the presidential system in that the cabinet, although named by the president, responds to the legislature, which may force the cabinet to resign through a motion of no confidence.
Form of government in which a head of government, typically with the title of president, leads an executive branch that is separate from the legislative branch in systems that use separation of powers.
This head of government is in most cases also the head of state.
A monarch is a head of state for life or until abdication, and therefore the head of state of a monarchy.
A monarchy is a form of government in which a person, the monarch, is head of state for life or until abdication.
Form of government in which "supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives".
With modern republicanism, it has become the opposing form of government to a monarchy and therefore a modern republic has no monarch as head of state.
The British Overseas Territories (BOTs), also known as the United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UKOTs), are fourteen territories with a constitutional and historical link with the United Kingdom.
All fourteen have the British monarch as head of state.
Person who de jure appears to hold an important and often supremely powerful title or office, yet de facto (in reality) exercises little to no actual power.
This usually means that they are head of state, but not head of government.
The monarchy of the United Kingdom, commonly referred to as the British monarchy, is the constitutional form of government by which a hereditary sovereign reigns as the head of state of the United Kingdom, the Crown Dependencies (the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Isle of Man) and the British Overseas Territories.
The president of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
President is a common title for the head of state in most republics.