Jun 26, 2007

Discussion of the First Draft of the Constitution, part 9

Article 30 Treaties
This is one of the clearest early expressions of a key idea - when the King performs certain actions (in this case, create a treaty) the Assembly isn't then to approve it, but rather is challenged to disapprove it. As mentioned earlier, this is designed to maintain a strong Royal presence within the government.

Article 31 Emergency Powers
In a similar vein, the King's ability to declare emergencies is automatic with the Assembly's approval only needed after.
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