In a parliamentary or semi-presidential system of government, a reserve power is a power that may be exercised by the head of state without the approval of another branch of the government. Unlike in a presidential system of government, the head of state is generally constrained by the cabinet or the legislature in a parliamentary system, and most reserve powers are usable only in certain exceptional circumstances. The reserve powers of the President of Ireland are called discretionary powers.
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... The President of Ireland does not possess executive powers executive powers are held by the Government, which is headed by a Taoiseach (Prime Minister), who is chosen by and ... The President's powers are principally defined by Article 13 of the Constitution of Ireland ... However, the President has certain reserve powers, also known as "discretionary powers" in Ireland, which can be exercised by the President at his or her discretion - without, or ...
... Part of the reserve powers, the head of State (in this case the King of Morocco) has the right to dissolve the Parliament ...
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