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Re: Danish vs Norwegian Council of State
The Norwegian Constitution does not say that Ministers (Councillors of State) has to be appointed during the Council of State, so this must be due to tradition.
It certainly does, as I pointed out.
I am sorry, but I think I need a clarification to understand where it in Article 12 it says that the monarch can only appoint ministers during the actual meeting of the Council of State. What do I misunderstand?
The King himself chooses a Council from among Norwegian citizens who are entitled to vote. This Council shall consist of a Prime Minister and at least seven other Members.The King apportions the business among the Members of the Council of State as he deems appropriate. Under extraordinary circumstances, besides the ordinary Members of the Council of State, the King may summon other Norwegian citizens, although no Members of the Storting, to take a seat in the Council of State.Husband and wife, parent and child or two siblings may never sit at the same time in the Council of State.
I am not sure what there is to understand? The King has the right to appoint ministers, cf. Article 12, and as a constitutional monarch such appointments formally take place in the Council of State. See also other articles, among others articles 21 and 28.
Thanks a lot. Article 28 is what I was looking for.
In that way the Danish constitution is more flexible since the monarch here does not have make all appointments etc during the acctual meeting - she can do it whenever convinent and at any time. Danish laws, decrees and senior appointments are signed with "given at.. " Christiansborg, Amalienborg, Fredensborg, Schackenborg etc, etc. according to where the monarch, regent or guardian of the realm is residing at the time of signing.
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