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“Constitutional monarchies in Europe

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Constitutional monarchies in Europe
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Constitutional monarchies in Europe
A monarchy is a government in which sovereignty is embodied within a single, present
day it is usually hereditary head of state. Historically, there are two types of monarchies; the
constitutional and the absolute monarchy. An absolute monarchy is a monarchy where the ruler
is legally the ultimate authority in all temporal matters. A constitutional monarchy is a monarchy
in which the ruler’s power is legally constrained, ranging from where minor concessions have
been made to appease certain factions to where the monarch is a figurehead with all real power
in the hands of a legislative body. In simple terms it is a kingdom or a territory ruled by a
monarch. Additionally, a monarch is the ruler of a monarchy (Stepan et al., 2014).
There are several characteristics of constitutional monarchy such as; In most case, the
constitutional monarchies utilize the parliamentary strategy system where the head of states may
have exclusive authority. The head of state is a king or a queen. The prime minister is the head of
the government. The constitution of a particular country defines both the head of state and the
head of government. More so, the king’s title is bequeathed and is held for life once crowned. In
a constitutional…

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