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Prime minister: Most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system
A prime minister is the head of a cabinet and the leader of the ministers in the executive branch of government, often in a parliamentary or semi-presidential system. A prime minister is not the head of state of their respective state nor a monarch, rather they are the head of government, serving typically under a monarch in a hybrid of aristocratic and democratic government forms or a president in a republican form of government.

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'Rs 1000 crore emergency fund announced by PM lacks clarity', says CM Mamata Banerjee [Video]

'Rs 1000 crore emergency fund announced by PM lacks clarity', says CM Mamata Banerjee

In the view of cyclone Amphan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 1000 crore for the emergency fund but he didn't clarify whether it will..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:10Published
Italian PM says training can start in May, no date for Serie A re-start [Video]

Italian PM says training can start in May, no date for Serie A re-start

Giuseppe Conte says individual trraining can start on May 4, with team training beginning two weeks later.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:45Published
Wales' First Minister hopes Boris Johnson has 'speedy recovery' [Video]

Wales' First Minister hopes Boris Johnson has 'speedy recovery'

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford said he has wished Prime Minister Boris Johnson a “speedy recovery” as the PM undergoes tests for coronavirus in hospital. Mr Drakeford said: “I wrote to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

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Italian PM warns regions against going it alone on lifting curbs

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French PM says it's time to emerge from virus lockdown

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British PM was like 'any other patient', say nurses who treated him for coronavirus

Two nurses who were singled out for praise by Boris Johnson for their care while he was in hospital with the coronavirus said the British prime minister was treated like any other patient.
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Albanian seasonal workers could go to Greece in May, PM says

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French PM says coronavirus situation improving, but crisis not over

The coronavirus situation in France is improving "slowly but surely", French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Sunday, while warning that the health crisis was far from over.
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Irish PM says any lifting of restrictions will be over months

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Hungary's 'real test' yet to come, PM says, as coronavirus cases jump

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Russian PM says coronavirus situation could become 'worst case scenario'

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British PM's photographer isolating with coronavirus symptoms: The Sun

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Irish PM's party sees support surge on coronavirus response - poll

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Irish PM says new government can be formed in next two weeks

Acting Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday it would be possible to form a new government in the next two weeks, returning the focus to negotiations that have been sidelined by the..
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Irish PM says schools could stay closed until May

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Italian PM says EU must use 500 billion euro rescue fund during virus outbreak - FT

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'We are at war with an invisible enemy,' Greek PM says

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Iraq's prime minister condemned on Friday the U.S. killing of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and said it would "light the fuse" of war.
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