Parliamentary monarchy


This term applies to democratic forms of government; that is, decisions are made by the people and they are listened to. In this type of monarchy the ruler or head of state under the legislative power (the parliament) and the executive power (the president); they make the decisions. It is important to highlight that according to political theory, various types of monarchical regimes can be understood, such as: absolute monarchy, constitutional monarchy and parliamentary monarchy, hybrid monarchies, Roman, authoritarian feudal, among others.

At present, parliamentary monarchies have limitations in terms of the monarch’s power and autonomy, thus putting parliament in the condition of being able to make decisions that require compliance by the reigning monarch. Accurate decision-making is maintained in the government and in the different chambers of parliamentary representation, which in a parliamentary monarchy are considered the repositories of popular sovereignty. This type of political system is the one who sanctions the laws and decrees presented and approved before the government and parliament in power.

It is usual that in the parliamentary monarchy the monarch enjoys privileges due to his function and role as the highest representative of a country or state. These privileges can be referred not only for the maintenance of their family and their safety, they also enjoy legal immunity. According to history, Spain is one of the countries that has had a parliamentary monarchy, France an absolute monarchy, England had a lasting Autonomous monarchy, and Rome had a Roman Monarchy. Spain, Japan, Malaysian Cambodia and Thailand had a constitutional monarchy, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait tell in their stories the time of the parliamentary monarchy of their country, and like these many others.