India's Prime Ministers

The Democratic Republic of India works with a parliamentary system of government. Thus, it has a President, but it receives direct advice from a Prime Minister, who is at the head of the Executive. The Prime Minister of India is not directly elected by the people, but rather appointed by the President, so that the leader of the political party who obtains an absolute majority in Lok Sabha (one of the two chambers of Parliament) is appointed as Prime Minister of the country for a 5-year term.