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The US Government and the Iraqi Government

Every country has a government It is the governing body of a nation state or community Not every government is the same not every country is the same there are different regulations for every single one For example the US government and the Iraqi government are very different Iraq s full name is Republic of Iraq or Jumhuriyat al Iraq Komar iraq It is a parliamentary democracy which uses a federal system of government I often hear people argue that the United States is a republic not a democracy But that's a false dichotomy A common definition of republic is to quote the American Heritage Dictionary A political order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who are entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them we are that A common definition of democracy is Government by the people exercised either directly or through elected representatives we are that too The Iraqi government is a multi party system whereby the executive power is exercised by the Prime Minister of the Council of Ministers as the head of government as well as the President of Iraq and legislative power is vested in the Council of Representatives and the Federation Council The President of the Republic is the head of state and safeguards the commitment to the Constitution and the preservation of Iraq s independence sovereignty unity the security of its territories in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution 

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