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A minister or a secretary is a politician who holds significant public office in a national or regional government. Senior ministers are members of the cabinet, usually led by a prime minister or president. Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law. ... Queen Elizabeth II, is the Head of State of 16 countries including: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand and the Bahamas, as well as crown colonies and overseas territories of the United Kingdom. ... The majority of this article is about heads of states. ... Look up monarch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The head of government is the leader of the government or cabinet. ... Various governments have a Chancellor who serves as some form of junior or senior minister. ... A premier is an executive official of government. ... Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... The Taoiseach[1] (plural: Taoisigh) or, more formally, An Taoiseach, is the head of government of the Republic of Ireland and the leader of the Irish cabinet. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... A ministry is a department of a government, led by a minister. ... Republics with presidential systems are shown in blue A presidential system, or a congressional system, is a system of government of a republic where the executive branch is elected separately from the legislative. ... States currently utilizing parliamentary systems are denoted in red and orange—the former being constitutional monarchies and the latter being republics A parliamentary system, also known as parliamentarianism (and parliamentarism in U.S. English), is distinguished by the executive branch of government being dependent on the direct or indirect support... Cohabitation in government occurs in semi-presidential systems, such as Frances system, when the President and the Prime Minister come from different political parties. ... The Westminster system is a democratic system of government modelled after that of the United Kingdom system, as used in the Palace of Westminster, the location of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of state leaders, showing heads of state and heads of government where different, mainly in parliamentary systems; it should be noted that often a leader is both in presidential systems or dictatorships. ... This is a list of the offices of heads of state and heads of government, and cabinets, by country. ... A governor is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the head of state; furthermore the title applies to officials with a similar mandate as representatives of a chartered company which has... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... The majority of this article is about heads of states. ...

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Origin

The term "minister" comes from a Latin word meaning a "servant" (or first servant). In some countries (such as the U.S., Hong Kong, the Philippines and the UK), such a person can instead be known as a secretary or secretary of state. Until the early 20th century, heads of legations were also called ministers, ie: "Minister for Cuba" or "Minister for France." For example, Sir Ernest Satow was Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Japan, 1895-1900, then the top British diplomat in Japan. His successor, Sir Claude MacDonald, was Minister and then Ambassador from 1905 when relations between Britain and Japan were upgraded. ololol Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Motto: (1789 to 1956) (Latin for Out of many, one) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English (de facto) Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice... A secretary is an office/administrative support position. ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... Sir Ernest Mason Satow, G.C.M.G., P.C. (1843-1929), a British scholar-diplomat born to an ethnically German father (Hans David Christoph Satow, born in Swedish-occupied Wismar, naturalised British in 1846) and an English mother (Margaret, nee Mason) in Clapton, North London, and educated at Mill... Sir Claude Maxwell MacDonald (1852-1915) was a British diplomat. ...


Selection

In many parliamentary systems of government, especially those using the Westminster system such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, ministers must be selected from the legislature. In presidential systems of government such as the United States and Mexico, ministers are appointed by the President, not drawn from the legislature. A parliamentary system, or parliamentarism, is distinguished by the executive branch of government being dependent on the direct or indirect support of the parliament, often expressed through a vote of confidence. ... The Westminster system is a democratic system of government modelled after that of the United Kingdom system, as used in the Palace of Westminster, the location of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... A legislature is a governmental deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... A presidential system, or a congressional system, is a system of government of a republic where the executive branch is elected separately from the legislative. ... The majority of this article is about heads of states. ...


Types of ministers

A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... This is a list of the offices of heads of state and heads of government, and cabinets, by country. ... This is a list of politics articles available for every country. ... These are lists of incumbents, i. ... Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... A minister for foreign affairs, or foreign minister, is a cabinet minister who helps form the governmental foreign policy of a sovereign nation. ... A defence minister (Commonwealth English) or defense minister (American English) is a cabinet portfolio (position) which regulates the armed forces in a sovereign nation. ... Several countries have government departments named the Ministry of Education Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan) Ministry of Education (India) Ministry of Education (New Zealand) Ministry of Education (Israel) Ministry of Education (Malaysia) Ministry of Education (Singapore) See also: Minister of Education, Department of Education This is... A minister of the environment or secretary of the environment, is a cabinet position in charge of a government ministry dealing with the natural environment. ... The finance minister is a cabinet position in a government. ... The Interior Minister is a member of a Cabinet in a Government. ... The Health Minister is a cabinet position in a government. ... A justice minister is a ministerial position in the governments of some countries, with general responsibility for policing and the maintenance of public order. ... Minister of culture is a cabinet position in a government: Minister of Canadian Heritage (Canada) Minister of Culture (Denmark) (Denmark) Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan) (Japan) Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (United Kingdom) Categories: Disambiguation | Government stubs ... Various governments have a Chancellor who serves as some form of junior or senior minister. ...

Examples

Some examples of ministers, see the lists below for more.


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Minister (government) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (264 words)
A minister or a secretary is a politician who holds significant public office in a national or regional government.
Senior ministers are members of the cabinet, usually led by a prime minister or president.
In presidential systems of government such as the United States and Mexico, ministers are appointed by the President, not drawn from the legislature.
Government of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (669 words)
The affairs of Government are decided by a Cabinet of Ministers, which is led by a Prime Minister.
The Cabinet and the Prime Minister are responsible for their actions to the Parliament of Sweden.
The Minister in charge is furthermore prohibited from interfering with the day-to-day operation and the outcome in individual cases.
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