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Premier

A premier is an executive official of government.

In many nations the term "premier" is used interchangeably with the title of "prime minister." For example, the "Italian Premier" or the "Japanese Premier."

Under the British colonial system a premier is the elected head of government of a crown colony, such as Bermuda. It is also the name of the heads of government in the provinces and territories of Canada and the states[?] of Australia.

Some Communist leaders have also assumed the informal title of "premier", regardless of whether or not such an office actually exists. (See also: Premier of the People's Republic of China)

A second in command to the Premier is designated as a Vice-Premier or Deputy Premier.



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