Encyclopaedia Britannica defines constitutional monarchy as a system of government in which a monarch shares power with a constitutionally organized government, and that:
“The monarch may be the de facto head of state or a purely ceremonial leader. The constitution allocates the rest of the government’s power to the legislature and judiciary. Britain became a constitutional monarchy under the Whigs; other constitutional monarchies include Belgium, Cambodia, Jordan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Thailand.”
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Encyclopaedia Britannica, Constitutional monarchy, at https://www.britannica.com/topic/constitutional-monarchy, accessed 15 August 2016.
Wikipedia, Republic, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic, accessed 15 August 2016.
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