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David Cameron (left) has been UK Prime Minister since May 2010; Nick Clegg is Deputy Prime Minister.

Prime Minister is a term used to describe the head of an elected government or the principal minister of a sovereign or state.[1] The term originated in the United Kingdom though until the early 20th century it was unofficial.[2] In many places they coexist with a monarchy.


  1. Prime Minister. Oxford Dictionaries. Oxford University Press (2014). Retrieved on 22 April 2014.
  2. Past Prime Ministers. GOV.UK. Government Digital Service (2014). Retrieved on 22 April 2014.