Constitutional republic

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A constitutional republic is a state in which the head of state and other officials are representatives of the people. They must govern to existing constitution.

In a constitutional republic, executive, legislative, and judicial powers can be separated into distinct branches.[1]

That a constitution exists that limits the government's power makes the state constitutional. That people can choose by election the head(s) of state and other officials (rather than those officials inheriting their positions) to represent them and make the laws makes the state a republic. The United States of America is a Constitutional Democratic Federal Republic.

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  1. "Three Branches of Government". Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. National Archives and Records Administration. http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/teacher_lessons/3branches/1.htm. Retrieved 12:03, 10 January 2011.

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