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A constitutional monarchy provides what power to a monarch?
A. Only power given in the constitution
B. Power for kings, not queens
C. Absolute power over parliament
D. A divine right of kings
A. Only power given in the constitution.
A constitutional monarchy provides the monarch: Only power given in the constitution.
This includes: Signing laws into effect, calling elections, appointing members to the government cabinet, and issuing pardons. The monarch cannot dissolve parliament or veto legislation passed by parliament.
In a constitutional monarchy, a king or queen shares power with a legally organized government. The monarch may be the de facto head of state or simply ceremonial. The constitution assigns most of the government’s authority to the legislature and judiciary. The Whigs brought about Britain’s transition to a constitutional monarchy. Other constitutional kingdoms are Belgium, Cambodia, Jordan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Thailand.