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Selecting a Prime Minister: 1969–1999

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195678291
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080588 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0025
Selecting a Prime Minister: 1969–1999

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This chapter addresses four questions. First, what is the proper test for inviting the leader of a party to form a government in a hung parliament? Second what is the nature of proof of fulfilling that test that the president is entitled to ask of him before swearing him in as prime minister? Third is the president entitled, then, also to stipulate that he secure a vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha within a specified period? Lastly, precisely what change of circumstance would warrant the president asking the incumbent prime minister to therefore seek such a vote, once again. The chapter examines the incontrovertible record of 20 years to get to the answers and to distill the rules.

Keywords: government; hung parliament; president; prime minister; Lok Sabha; appointment

Chapter.  4467 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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