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Constitutional Monarchy

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Constitutional Monarchy
By: Sarah Bonema, Gabby Jacoby, and Gigi Gonzales

Constitutional Monarchy
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
Netherlands
Thailand
Sweden
Norway
Capital: Oslo
Bhutan
Cambodia
Malaysia
Morocco
Jordan
Leaders of a Constitutional Monarchy
This Year's Election
Prime Minister is leader of Parliament
Jens Stolenberg
17 October 2005
16 October 2013
Party - Labour
Erna Solberg
16 October 2013
Designate
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?
Freedom of...
Speech
Assembly
Religion
Press
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
King,Queen,Prince, etc.
Firstborn regardless of gender
The Monarch
Prime Minister
Head of Government
Leader of Dominant Party of Parliament
Elected every four years
Parliament
One house
Consists of 169 seats
Reps. elected every four years
Help to appoint Prime Minister
19 Counties
Rural Municipalities
Urban Municipalities
Electing Legislature
Parliament elected by "proportional multi-party constituencies"
Multi-party system
numerous parties
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
Pros/Cons of a Constitutional Monarchy
Works Cited
Rights of the People
"BBC News Norway Voters Go to the Polls." YouTube. YouTube, 09 Sept. 2013. Web. 18 Oct. 2013.

Bevanger, Lars. "Norway Election: Conservative Erna Solberg Triumphs." BBC News. BBC, 09 Oct. 2013. Web. 18 Oct. 2013.

"Central Intelligence Agency." The World Factbook. Web. 18 Oct. 2013.
"Constitutional Monarchy." Constitutional Monarchy. Web. 18 Oct. 2013.

"Kingdom of Norway." CultureGrams Online Database:. MeL: the Michigan ELibrary, n.d. Web. 18 Oct. 2013.

"Norway." Infoplease. Infoplease, 20 June 2012. Web. 18 Oct. 2013.

"Norway Government." Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 18 Oct. 2013.

"Systems of Government by Country." ChartsBin. 2011. Web. 18 Oct. 2013.


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
Cons
Lowest levels of corruption in the world
National Insurance Scheme allocates resources for:
health
old age disabilities
widows
widowers
children
single parents
15% of gov. expenditures for health care
Pros
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?
Multiple Voices
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
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