Reply To: Independence of the 3 powers

By Lars Næsbye Christensen


I don’t see how the President has a legislative power here. The President cannot initiate laws, but merely send them back for a revision, and the law will enter into effect if 2/3 majority backs it anyway. This is further reaching and more democratic than, say, many constitutional monarchies in Europe where the law cannot come into effect at all unless the head of state signs it.

The President can make executive orders, which are not laws and must not be in contradiction with laws. These are similar to the powers that governments normally have.

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