The status of the prime minister has been described as primus inter pares: latin for first among equals this concept defines not only the prime minister's relationship with cabinet, but also, in a sense, his or her relationship with the public in our modern democratic society. Narendra modi is used to being the first among equals that is how convention, handed down to india from british parliamentary and cabinet traditions, describe the job of a prime minister but modi is in a curious position of discovering that he is the first among equals in washington too when. Buddhism should be considered the foremost religion alongside a guarantee of equal rights for all faith traditions, prime minister ranil wickremesinghe said in an address last week he was speaking at the opening ceremony of the association of saarc (south asian association for regional. Prime ministerial predominance can enable the prime minister to lead, if not command, the core executive, and, in concert with others, to direct, if not control, its policy development.
First among equals meaning: a member of a group who is officially on the same level as the other members but who in fact has slightly more responsibility or power:. The british prime minister: more than first among equals heffernan, richard and webb, paul (2007) the british prime minister: more than first among equals. Tony abbott interview: 'the prime minister is probably a little more than first among equals' september 2, 2013 818am edt michelle grattan , university of canberra. 'prime minister is first among equals' this is self explanatory, but just for the record, no one in cabinet has more power than anyone in cabinet, not even the prime minister the prime minister does not dictate to the cabinet or his colleagues it is collective responsibility all members. This comes from the latin primus inter pares, meaning first among equals the prime minister evolved from a group of ministers appointed by the monarch, and used to rely largely on royal prerogative, meaning monarchical privileges are what gave the pm power.
In india, the post of the prime minister is often described as that of the 'first among equals' it is considered that all members of the cabinet are equal, but the prime minister is superior in some ways. First among equals more important or renowned than one's peers riley is the best choice for that difficult project—she's first among equals see also: among, equal, first. First among equals (plural firsts among equals) ( idiomatic ) a person or position that is formally equivalent to others in a group, but is superior in some attribute ( britain , politics ) in the british and other parliamentary systems, a term used to describe the relationship of the prime minister to the other members of the cabinet. First among equals definition: a member of a group who is officially on the same level as the other members but who in fact has slightly more responsibility or power:.
To what extent does the prime minister dominate the political system in the uk conclusion the prime minister dominates the political system in the uk completely to a large extent to some extent to a small extent to no extent at all because. As head of the cabinet, the prime minister is little more than first among equals the cabinet consists of a body of ministers drawn from the party that possesses a majority in the house of commons as a collective body the cabinet is responsible to the commons for the conduct of the administration. He was primus inter pares (first among equals), as bagehot said in 1867 of the prime minister's status using his whig victory as a mandate for reform, grey was unrelenting in the pursuit of this goal, using every parliamentary device to achieve it. Primus inter pares means 'first among equals', in the context of british pm and indian pm they are referred as such because: why first: he is the head of cabinet or council of ministers(com) though the power of each cabinet minister is considered equal, it is the pm who is answerable to the.
New zealand prime minister jacinda ardern is one of only two elected world leaders to have delivered a baby while in office her daughter, neve gayford, was born in june, and ardern returned from. Heffernan, richard and webb, paul (2005) the british prime minister: much more than 'first among equals' in: poguntke, thomas and webb, paul (eds) the presidentialization of politics: a comparative study of modern democracies. A more fundamental question that is worth examining is why in the first place, teen murti house became the prime minister's official residence, and, secondly, who took the decision, and why, to.
First among equals is the title of a popular political novel (1984) by jeffrey archer, about the careers and private lives of several men vying to become british prime minister it was later adapted into a ten-part miniseries, produced by granada television. Heffernan, richard and paul webb 2005 'the british prime minister: much more than 'first among equals'' in the presidentialization of politics: a comparative study of modern democracies, eds thomas poguntke and paul webb oxford: oxford university press, 26-62. The prime minister is the first among equals, he said in accepting the position turnbull had previously derided the dumbing down of political discourse under abbott's leadership.