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The advantages of the Parliamentary system of Government

Stockholm, Stadtschloss, Royal Palace
Easy to separate state issues from partisan issues
In the Parliamentary system, the head of state performs the ceremonial functions of the state while the head of government performs functions that may be seen to be partisan in nature. As a result, it is easy to differentiate between issues that are purely partisan and those that are purely of national interest. 

Reduction of executive workload
The executive is headed by two people, that is the head of state and the head of government. The two are therefore able to share the constitutional functions placed on them as the executives. this helps to reduce the workload and lessen the activities of state functions.

Serbia, Parliament, Assembly
Smooth transfer of power
Another advantage of the parliamentary system is that there is continuity in government. Whenever government changes hands, only the Prime Minister leaves. The head of state remains in office for the next government to be formed. As a result, the transfer of power from one government to the other is smooth.

Loyalty to the state
The position of the Head of State is a non-partisan one and therefore he/she embodied the unity of the state and the citizens look up to him/her. As a result, the citizens are normally loyal to the state. 

Unlikely to produce a dictator
With the existence of an official opposition which serves as a constant check on the activities of the executive, it is very unlikely for a dictator to emerge. Apart from this, the of state and the head of government both serve as a counter check on each other.

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