92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad is the new prime minister of Malaysia. The story of his surprise re-election is unusual in many ways.
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The US Department of State is a part of the US government that deals with foreign countries. It is often called the State Department.
Governments are often divided into three separate branches. The main idea behind this is to keep any one branch from getting too powerful and taking over.
A Cabinet is a group of people who give advice or make decisions in a government. They are usually not elected, but are chosen by a president or a prime minister.
The US Environmental Protection Agency was created to protect health and the environment in the US. Now the EPA and its leader are facing problems.
In a monarchy, a king or queen is the leader of the country. Most monarchs today do not have much power, but there are some "absolute" monarchies, where the leaders can make the laws.
A referendum is a special type of voting where voters are asked to make or change a law by voting yes or no on an idea.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a United States government group that works to protect public health. They control food safety, tobacco, medicine, and cosmetics (makeup).
The Republican Party is one of two large political parties in the United States. Members of the Republican Party are known as Republicans.
The US Democratic Party is one of two large political parties in the United States. Members of the Democratic Party are known as Democrats.