Talk:Minister (government)

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Shouldn't this be renamed to Minister (Politics)? Wouter Lievens 14:29, 22 July 2005 (UTC)


The article says that Ministers must be appointed from the legislature, but if I recall correctly both Stephane Dion, and Pierre Pettigrew were both made Canadian Cabinet Ministers by Jean Chretien before they were MPs. Sima Yi 07:01, 27 December 2006 (UTC)


  • Shouldn't "Cohabitation" be under "Semi-presidential system" instead of under "Parliamentary system"?
  • Shouldn't "Prime minister" be above "Chancellor" according to current usage of those terms? (talk) 11:19, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Difference between Minister and Advisor?[edit]

Isn't a minister anyone who advises the Head of State, which goes back to Ancient times? (talk) 13:45, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Selected from parliament?[edit]

In my country, The Netherlands, ministers are not only selected from members of the parliament. Is my country really an exception? Rbakels (talk) 07:20, 11 May 2012 (UTC)