Explain two Discretionary powers of the President

Two Discretionary powers of the President are:

Discretionary powers of the President

(i) The President has to be informed of all important decisions and deliberations of the Council of Ministers and the Prime Minister is bound to provide whatever information the President seeks.

(ii) The President cannot dismiss the Prime Minister in a Parliamentary System, as long as he enjoys a majority. But in case no single party gets a majority, then the President can write to the person who can govern with majority support to form a Coalition Government which would be stable.


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