What does collegial executive mean?

  • Parliamentary democracy means collegial executive. 
  • Although the Prime Minister is the chief executive, he or she is not a singular executive.
  • The collegial executive is a collection of ministers (Cabinet) who must make decisions as a group and must be in general agreement before legislation is recommended or policies are proposed. 
  • The ministers are both individually and collectively responsible to the parliament for their actions. 

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