A prime minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. In many systems, the prime minister selects and may dismiss other members of the cabinet, and allocates posts to members within the government. In most systems, the prime minister is the presiding member and chairman of the cabinet. In a minority of systems, notably in semi-presidential systems of government, a prime minister is the official who is appointed to manage the civil service and execute the directives of the head of state.
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... The following table groups the list of past and present prime ministers and details information available in those lists ...
... After the death of Nehru, the Congress government, under Prime Minister Shastri, started to pay him a monthly pension ... to that effect was made to the then Defence Minister, Y.B ... Chavan, who later on became Deputy Prime Minister of India ...
... independent of the civilian government of the Empire of Japan, including the Cabinet and even the Prime Minister of Japan ... Prime Minister Itō Hirobumi was allowed to attend meetings by the express order of Emperor Meiji during the First Sino-Japanese War ... However, Prime Minister Katsura Taro, despite his military background, was denied entry to meetings during the subsequent Russo-Japanese War ...
... least every four years, but it is within the powers of the prime minister to ask the monarch to call for an election before the term has elapsed ... On a vote of no confidence, the parliament may force a single minister or the entire government to resign ... The prime minister is formally appointed by the monarch, on the advice of party leaders following an election or collapse of a government ...
... collapse of the administration of Tanaka Giichi in 1929, Hamaguchi became Prime Minister of Japan and formed a cabinet based largely on Minseitō party members ... Nine years earlier another Prime Minister, Hara Takashi, had been assassinated near the same place.) The wounds kept Hamaguchi hospitalized for several months, but he ...
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