1. The word ‘mandate’ comes from the Latin word mandatum which means an order or an instruction. In politics, mandate is defined as the authority, granted by the electorate to a person or to a party that wins an election, to carry out a policy and act as its representative. A mandate has a political, but also a legal, nature. In constitutional law, a mandate is a set of principles that govern the relationship between the sovereign (voters) and the person who exercises the function for which he or she has been elected (Di Stefano, Ribbete, and Rauline 619−620)....
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