Non-executive Presidents in Parliamentary Democracies [Myanmar]

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Published: 
1 June 2016
Language: 
Myanmar
Pages: 
20
Author(s): 
Elliot W. Bulmer
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A non-executive president is a symbolic leader of a state who performs a representative and civic role but does not exercise executive or policymaking power.

A non-executive president may, nevertheless, possess and exercise some discretionary powers of extraordinary political intervention as a constitutional arbiter or guarantor.

International IDEA’s Constitution-Building Primers are designed to assist in-country constitution-building or constitutional-reform processes by helping citizens, political parties, civil society organisations, public officials, and members of constituent assemblies make wise constitutional choices. 

Contents

Overview

What is the Issue?

Functions and Powers of Non-executive Presidents

Design Considerations: Election and Tenure

Term of Office, Re-election and Removal

Alternatives to a Non-executive Presidency

Examples of Systems with Non-executive Heads of State

Decision-making Questions

References, Resources and Further Reading