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Transcript of Constitutional Monarchy
By: Sarah Bonema, Gabby Jacoby, and Gigi Gonzales
According to the Central Intelligence Agency...
Constitutional Monarchy - a system of government in which a monarch is guided by a constitution whereby his/her rights, duties, and responsibilities are spelled out in written law or by custom
Countries with a Constitutional Monarchy
Leaders of a Constitutional Monarchy
This Year's Election
Prime Minister is leader of Parliament
17 October 2005
16 October 2013
Party - Labour
16 October 2013
Party - Conservative
2nd Female Prime Minister
Suffrage - 18 (even if the person turns 18 later in the election year)
Only Norwegian citizens
Foreigners who have lived in Norway for three years continuously
Women's suffrage - 1913
Alcoholic Beverage cannot be sold
Citizens Voting Rights
Why aren't you paying attention?
Government subsidize bias newspapers
Voting Rights for Authority
King is not considered a "citizen"
King cannot vote
Queen and Prince can vote
Traditionally, do not vote
How Leaders are Chosen
Reins, but does not rule
Head of Military
Symbol of stability and continuity
Firstborn regardless of gender
Head of Government
Leader of Dominant Party of Parliament
Elected every four years
Consists of 169 seats
Reps. elected every four years
Help to appoint Prime Minister
Parliament elected by "proportional multi-party constituencies"
no single party has total control
Elections are held every second year
alternating between parliament and local elections
Voter turnout remains at 75-85%
Relationship of Gov. & People
Pros/Cons of a Constitutional Monarchy
Rights of the People
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Don't get to vote who is king/queen
based on family
Some monarchs may not be dedicated or skilled
May not have an consistency of monarchs
Lowest levels of corruption in the world
National Insurance Scheme allocates resources for:
old age disabilities
15% of gov. expenditures for health care
Monarchs are involved in a lifelong commitment
Unlike democracy- president has limited term
More committed to helping country & People
What makes constitutional monarchy a "good" government?
Allowing no one party to have dominance creates equality and balance
One Strong Leader
Hears all voices, but is able to make decisions for the country as a whole in times of distress
Both Renewed & Constant Leader
Prime Minister is renewed which allows change if there is an disliked leader
King, Queen remain which gives its people a sense of stability
Provides rights and freedoms for its people
Its people have a say in government by voting