So there’s no head to head presidential election equivalent? wow
Another dumb question. Doesn’t that mean that the parliament and the Prime Minister will always be on the same page politically, or at least most of the time?
In other words, the Prime Minister will have a majority supporting him in parliament?
In a word... yes. That’s exactly what it means. Of course he has to maintain the loyalty of his members, but if he gets an 86 seat majority he can pretty much do as he wishes.
You don’t vote for the Prime Minister. You vote a party and they choose the head of rheir party. This is what Democrats want in our country. A European style democracy with no electoral college.
The Prime Minister is a Member of Parliament and is elected in his or her own individual district. The Prime Minister is chosen by the majority party and then formally appointed as the Prime Minister by the Queen.