The difference between the political and permanent executive are tabulated below.
|Political executive||Permanent executive|
|They are appointed by the people, so they are responsible to the people||The government appoints them to serve under the political executive branch.|
|They are the lawmakers and policymakers.||They are in charge of changing the government’s policies.|
|People elect them, and they can be replaced during the next election.||They are permanent and stay in power even though the ruling party changes.|
|With each change in government, there is a change in the environment.||They are unaffected by changes in government.|