Reserve Powers

Some articles on power, powers, reserve powers:

Constitution Of Australia - Chapters - Chapter II: The Executive Government
... Executive power is to be exercised by the Governor-General, advised by the Federal Executive Council ... These powers, along with the powers to dissolve (or refuse to dissolve) parliament (Section 5, Section 57), are termed "reserve powers", and their use is dictated by convention ... Reserve powers in all Westminster nations are only extremely rarely exercised outside of the understood conventions ...
President Of Germany - Reserve Powers
... In the few cases in which a bill was not signed, all presidents have claimed that the bill in question was manifestly unconstitutional ... In the autumn of 2006, President Köhler did so twice within three months ...
Presidential System - Characteristics of Presidents
... presidents and constitutional monarchs maintain reserve powers) ... cases these symbolic heads of state maintain active reserve powers) ... functions, or in cases where the head of state has reserve powers, the "hands off" ensuing of a functional parliament, while the constitutional prerogatives of head of government ...
Reserve Power - Constitutional Monarchies - Commonwealth Realms - New Zealand
... of today's Governors-General, exercised considerable power, with exclusive authority over some matters such as foreign and Maori affairs ... Office increasingly instructed the Governors to follow the advice of local ministers, and the powers of the office have continually shrunk ... Important remnants of these early powers remain ...

Famous quotes containing the words powers and/or reserve:

    He who is conversant with the supernal powers will not worship these inferior deities of the wind, waves, tide, and sunshine. But we would not disparage the importance of such calculations as we have described. They are truths in physics because they are true in ethics.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    In a democracy—even if it is a so-called democracy like our white-élitist one—the greatest veneration one can show the rule of law is to keep a watch on it, and to reserve the right to judge unjust laws and the subversion of the function of the law by the power of the state. That vigilance is the most important proof of respect for the law.
    Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923)