Questions tagged [constitutional-monarchy]

Questions about monarchies that have a monarch and government that is bound by a constitution

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What kind of legislative power does the British monarchy possess?

When did the British monarchy actually hand over its legislative powers to the parliament? Why is the monarchy still present today? There seems to be no real need for it anymore. Not only that I think ...
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What power does the Queen have in the event of a Hung Parliament?

Media reports that Mrs. May (Conservatives) is heading to the Queen soon requesting to form a government, even though her party has no majority. Corbyn & McDonnell (Labour Party) also want to ...
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Did any state in recent history become a Monarchy?

Are there any states in recent history - say 1900 and on - which became a monarchy after being a non-monarchy for a significant period of time before that? Monarchy is in a literal sense, with the ...
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Could the Queen have stopped Brexit?

If Her Majesty so desired, would she have been allowed to overrule the will of both the people and the House of Commons and prevent the triggering of Article 50? If so, what political backlash would ...
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Which are the advantages of monarchy?

Some western democracies are monarchies (UK, Denmark, Spain...). What are the advantages that this system gives to the people, when compared with a presidential system? I want to stress that I'm ...
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A Spanish judge has jailed two key members of the Catalan independence movement. Have others been ever accused and convicted for sedition?

As of 16th October 2017, A Spanish judge has jailed two key members of the Catalan independence movement. As the BBC news reports: Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart, who lead prominent separatist ...