An EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT is a president who exercises active executive power in certain systems of government . Executive presidents are active in day-to-day governance of a nation, and are usually popularly elected.
They contrast with figurehead presidents, common in most
parliamentary republics , in which the president serves symbolic,
nonpolitical roles (and often is appointed to office by parliament)
while the prime minister holds all relevant executive power. A small
number of nations, most notably
The above examples notwithstanding, executive presidencies are found in presidential systems and semi-presidential systems .
The usual checks and balances on an executive president are through the judicial system through statutory authorisations or prohibitions and by some legislative body or bodies (e.g., congress, parliament, senate). Rarely, an executive president has some powers that are unchecked, which can lead to abuses.
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