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Technically, the Queen could intervene and say no to the Party's choice of PM

...but no UK monarch has done that since 1834, and then it was the disaster which reinforced the rule.

but her role is largely symbolic in officially agreeing whatever is recommended to her.

And otherwise, Parliament cuts off her head.  Or her sock budget.  One or the other.

(In NZ, we have a Governor-General, who knows his place: he is there to make whoever has a majority PM, and sign whatever the elected Parliament puts in front of him.  Successive G-Gs have done this dutifully and without any hint of interfering or imposing their own views.  Unlike Australia)

by IdiotSavant on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 08:29:14 PM EST
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