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Suspending parliament: Why it couldn't happen in Germany
In Germany, the Bundestag, the country's equivalent of the House of Commons, "controls the government, and not the other way round.
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The question of who is allowed to suspend the Bundestag is settled by Article 39, Paragraph 3 of the Basic Law: "The Bundestag shall determine when its sessions shall be adjourned and resumed."

"Apparently in the UK the constitution is still in a monarchical tradition," [University of Bielefeld Christoph] Gusy said.
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What's more, the German government has no say over the length of the Bundestag's term, which is also enshrined in the Basic Law: "no sooner than forty-six months and no later than forty-eight months after the electoral term begins."

Suspending "parliament": Why it could  happen in USA
US Constitution, Art. II, Section 3.

[The President] shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States.

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by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 08:28:06 PM EST

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