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governor general

1. the representative of the Crown in a dominion of the Commonwealth or a British colony; vicegerent
2. Brit a governor with jurisdiction or precedence over other governors
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VALUE: Elections are the best VALUE: Delaying a confidence vote means to address constitutional and then attempting to prorogue controversies; Governors General Parliament undermines democratic may advise but never refuse a PM accountability (Russell, 2011) (Dawson, 1987).
6-9 to summarize the causes of constitutional crisis (or potential crisis averted) because of disagreements between governors general and prime ministers.
American Governors General continued to improve and enlarge Malacanang, "buying up more land, reclaiming more of the Pasig River, raising the ground level (to keep above flood waters), changing the wood to concrete and beautifying the interiors with hardwood paneling and magnificent chandeliers," it said.
On all three occasions, as MacDonald and Bowden acknowledge, the governors general and the "majority of political actors" believed that they possessed the reserve power to accept or reject the prime minister's request.
The three precedents do not establish a rule, that governors general must always accede to a request for prorogation by a prime minister who has not lost the confidence of the House of Commons.
The governors general of Bushehr on the Persian Gulf, Mazandaran on the Caspian Sea, and Ilam on the Iraqi border were all removed.
The governors general of the country's 30 provinces are appointed by the interior minister.
Admittedly, the deference with which British politicians treat the Queen contrasts with some of the audacious requests made by the prime ministers to the governors general, but that audacity speaks more to the character of the prime ministers than to that of the governors general.
Since that time, the squadron has been active at various occasions of state and have escorted the Queen, the Queen Mother, a number of governors generals and lieutenant-governors.