A. Government of India


India is a Parliamentary Democracy (Federal Republic), and their leader is known as the Prime Minister, and the head of state is the ceremonial President. The Prime Minister is Manmohan Singh, and their Ceremonial President is Pratibha Devisingh Patil. They have a bicameral Parliament, with the Council of States,with 250 members, and the People's Assembly, containing 545 members. Citizen's have universal suffrage at age 18, and they vote for the People's Assembly, and the People's Assembly help choose the Prime Minister. People have freedom of speech, freedom of the media/press, and they can criticize their government a little, but not too much.
    India’s economy leans towards market, at 54% market. The people own services and manufacturing businesses, but government has regulations on how to produce items. The market and competition affect prices, and entrepreneurs have a growing role in India. The market of India was not always a good place for entrepreneurs from 1947 to 1990, as the economy was more command than market. In 1991 however, the government decided to cut many restrictions and taxes on owning a business, and entrepreneurship exploded. This led to a much higher GDP for India. The country is home to many call centers and this is a major boost to the economy.

India's Government Building

Manmohan Singh, India's current Prime Minister

Pratibha Devisingh Patil, India's Ceremonial President


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Quick Summary:
  • The government of India is a parliamentary democracy, so the Parliament gets to choose the Prime Minister.
  • People have most freedoms, including speech, media, and they can criticize their government, albeit a small amount.
  • The economy is growing and entrepenuership is greatly encouraged.

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