The third Article of the constitution establishes the executive as a unified and strong focus of governmental authority in Alaska. It specifies the qualifications for governor, describes the election and terms of office, provides extensively for succession, and defines most of the office's formal powers (Article II, section 15, and Article IX, section 12, list the remaining powers). The delegates to the constitutional convention often discussed the weakness of the territorial governorship. Appointed by the president, large federal bureaucracies and legislative...
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