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Prime Minister is the most important political institution in the country. Yet there is no direct election to the post of the Prime Minister. The President appoints the Prime Minister. But the President cannot appoint anyone he likes. The President appoints the leader of the majority party or the coalition of parties that commands a majority in the Lok Sabha as Prime Minister. In case no single party or alliance gets a majority, the President appoints the person most likely to secure a majority support. The Prime Minister does not have a fixed tenure. He continues in power so long as he remains the leader of the majority party or coalition.

 

Question (i)

What is meant by political executive?

(a) The Speaker

(b) Political leaders who are elected by the people for a specific term.

(c) Only those political leaders who are in the ruling party.

(d) Only those political leaders who are in the opposition party.

 

Answer:

(b) Political leaders who are elected by the people for a specific term

 

Question (ii)

Who is the Head of the government and exercises all governmental powers?

(a) The Prime Minister

(b) The President

(c) The Speaker

(d) Head of the ruling party

 

Answer: 

(a) The Prime Minister  

 

Question (iii)

Who among the following is a part of the political executive?

(a) Home Minister

(b) District Collector

(c) Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs

(d) Director General of Police

 

Answer:

(a) Home Minister 

 

Question (iv)

What is the government formed by an alliance of two or more political parties called?

(a) Cooperation government

(b) Coalition government

(c) Consensus government

(d) Cooperative government

 

Answer:

(b) Coalition government 

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