PLSC 2013 Outline India 2

The electoral system the plurality system in the

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Unformatted text preview: vote of a joint session, assuring the more numerous lower chamber the upper hand —Most signiXicantly, the prime minister and cabinet are responsible only to the lower house and can be forced from ofXice by a vote of no conXidence ! The Judicial System —India has a Supreme Court: with a bench of 26 justices, who are appointed by the president and may serve until age 65. typically, the most senior judge serves as chief justice —India’s Supreme Court is a constitutional court with the authority of judicial review (the right to rule on the constitutionality of acts of the parliament) —This power to interpret the constitution is limited, however, by the comprehensive nature of the Indian constitution —Its power has also been limited by the parliament’s ability to reverse court decisio...
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