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Unit 2

2.7 Independent Legislatures

2 min readโ€ขnovember 15, 2020


Topic 2.7: Independent Legislatures

In Topic 2.7 Independent Legislatures, you need to be able to explain how the legislature is checked by other branches or the processes that can impact the independence of the legislature in each of the course countries. A chart seems like the perfect way to examine how legislative independence is affected in each country.

Legislative Independence and Checks on Power

CountryDegree of IndependenceExplanation/Example
UKconsidered more independent in this courseFused powers between the executive and legislative branch leave few checks on the legislative branch. Confidence votes can check power as well as set election dates.
Russiano true independenceUnited Russia controls who may be elected and the legislature is little more then a rubber stamp for the executive branch. The President also has decree power which means he can pass and shape implementation of law without the input of the legislature.
Iranno true independenceThe Guardian Council, selected by the Supreme Leader, oversees the Majles to ensure that laws comply with Islamic law.
Mexicoconsidered more independent in this courseThe President also has decree power which means he can pass and shape implementation of law without the input of the legislature. Process that checks is set election dates.
Chinano true independenceThe CCP is the true center of power. The Politburo Standing Committee is the true seat of power. The Chinese Standing Committee of the National Peopleโ€™s Congress (NPC) sets the legislative agenda for the NPC, supervises NPC member elections, and interprets the laws and Constitution.
Nigeriaconsidered more independent in this courseThe President also has decree power which means he can pass and shape implementation of law without the input of the legislature. Process that checks is set election dates.

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