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March 25, 2013

Consitutional Monarchy

Filed under: from the editor — mollyosc @ 3:09 am

Malaysia has a Constitutional Monarchy – what does this mean ?

Constitutional monarchy (or limited monarchy)is a form of government in which a monarch acts as head of state within the guidelines of a constitution, whether it be a written,uncodified, or blended constitution. This form of government differs from absolute monarchy in which an absolute monarch serves as the source of power in the state and is not legally bound by any constitution and has the powers to regulate his or her respective government.

Most constitutional monarchies employ aparliamentary system in which the monarch may have strictly ceremonial duties or may have reserve powers, depending on the constitution. Under most modern constitutional monarchies there is also aprime minister who is the head of government and exercises effective political power. There also exist today several federal constitutional monarchies. In these countries, each subdivision has a distinct government and head of government, but all subdivisions share a monarch who is head of state of the federation as a united whole.


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