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  • Sovereignty
    • Supreme and absolute power within territorial boundaries that cannot be overruled
    • To say that the monarch is "the sovereign" is a matter of tradition
    • Legal sovereignty
      • The ultimate source of all legal authority
    • Political sovereignty
      • Refers to the real location of power
      • The people are politically sovereign during elections
      • The government is politically sovereign between elections
    • Popular sovereignty
      • Refers to those occasions where the people seem to be making ultimate decisions
      • Occurs during elections and referendums
    • Parliamentary sovereignty
      • No person has the right to override or set aside the legislation


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