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Deputy minister

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Deputy minister is a title borne by politicians or officials in certain countries governed under a parliamentary system. In some countries a "Deputy minister" is a junior minister, who is assigned to assist a specific cabinet minister.

  • Bangladesh: A Deputy minister is junior to a Minister of a Department of State (portfolio minister) and of similar standing to a Parliamentary Secretary.[1]
  • Canada: The Deputy minister is the senior civil servant in a government department. He or she takes political direction from an appointed minister of the Crown.[2]
  • Tanzania: The Deputy ministers are junior ministers, and are usually not members of the government's cabinet

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  1. ^ "Hon'ble Deputy Ministers". Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Jackson, Robert J. and Doreen Jackson. Politics in Canada: Culture, Institutions, Behavior and Public Policy. 6th ed. (Toronto: Prentice Hall, 2006). p355.

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