The Prime Minister

In Canada, the leader of the political party that wins the most seats in the House of Commons usually becomes Prime Minister. (This is in contrast to some countries, where citizens vote to elect their leader directly, such as the President in the United States.) He or she is sworn in by the Governor General.


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What other countries have prime ministers? Presidents? Both?


PRIME – from the Latin primus, meaning first. Here are some other words and phrases that contain prime:

  • primary
  • prime-time television
  • prime number