Bhutan's government is a democratic constitutional monarchy. For many years, it was an absolute monarchy. The fourth king of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, formed a Council of Ministers in 1999 before abdicating in favor of his son in December 2006.Continue Reading
The fourth king also announced that Bhutan would hold elections in 2008. In fact, elections for the Upper House were held in 2007, a few months after the king removed the ban on political parties. Bhutan's constitution was adopted in 2008.
As of 2014, Bhutan's head of state is its fifth king, Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck. The Prime Minister is Tshering Tobgay of the People's Democratic Party.Learn more about Types of Government
There are many countries that do not have a democracy and operate from a monarchy, socialist or communist government structure including the People's Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, Vatican City, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Cuba, North Korea, Bhutan, Qatar and Vietnam. In 2006, United States President George W. Bush announced that democracy promotion would be one of the central aims of U.S. foreign policy.Full Answer >
Jamaica's government is a constitutional monarchy with an appointed and democratically elected parliament. The Queen of England is the Jamaican chief of state, but she is represented by the governor general, while the government is led by the prime minister.Full Answer >
Taiwan's government is a multiparty democracy that consists of five government branches: the Legislative Yuan, the Executive Yuan, the Judicial Yuan, the Examination Yuan and the Control Yuan. The president and members of the Legislative Yuan are elected by popular vote. The Legislative Yuan is a unicameral sect with only one house.Full Answer >
Italy has a parliamentary democratic republic form of government with a multiparty system. There are three branches of power: the executive, the legislative and the judiciary branch.Full Answer >