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Unlike the United States employment of constitutional democracy, England or the UK (United Kingdom composed of Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England) uses a type of government known as a"Parliamentary Democracy". In a Parliamentary Democracy like in the UK there is no president, instead they have a Prime Minister who is elected by the majority political party in parliament (somewhat similar to the US congress but resembles a fusion of the executive and legislative branches). A political party takes power in Parliament( Big Ben is the famous clock on the parliament building in London) by getting a majority of votes and using a method called "proportional representation" which assigns seats to members of parliament based on votes. The current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is David Cameron.

Within the Parliament there are two main bodies. They are known as the House of Commons (where the power resides and the PM is chosen) and the House of Lords (which requires hereditary appointment and reflects the traditional hierarchy found in the UK. The House of Lords can delay legislation for one year).

Unlike the United States, England or the UK does NOT have a constitution. Instead, British democracy is rooted in custom and a respected tradition of legal precedence going back to the 12th century.

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