A federal government or federal government is part of the executive power of a federal state . The term serves to differentiate such a government from the governments of the individual federal states or member states .
In the Vienna Final Act of 1820, the expression “Federal Government” appears for the government of one of the member states of the German Confederation , that is, for once not for the government of the federal state.
Federal governments today consist of:
- of Switzerland (as the Federal Council)
- the United States of America