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Mandate - When a political party or decision-maker has the authority to make decisions or put policies in place.


Political party and the decision-maker are mandates, right?

Maybe mandate is a phenomenon when the decision-maker have full control.

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mosjaPolitical party and the decision-maker are mandates, right?

No.

For example the President of the United States has the authority to declare war against another country, but he needs a mandate (permission to execute a particular declaration in a particular war) from Congress. This limitation on his authority was in the War Powers Resolution (WPR). It was enacted in 1973 to define a congressional role in authorizing the use of force that was thought by many to have been lost in the Cold War and the Vietnam War. The WPR mandates that the President consult with the Congress “in every possible instance” prior to introducing U.S. armed forces into hostilities and regularly afterwards.


https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/mandate?q=mandate_1

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Let me try to explain using a simple example.

Party X tells the voters 'If you elect us, we will eg raise taxes'.

Party X wins the election easily, and gets a huge number of votes. This means that most of the country wants party X to raise taxes. We say that Party X has a strong mandate to raise taxes.

Now consider this example.

Party X tells the voters 'If you elect us, we will eg raise taxes'.

Party X wins the election with difficulty, and gets just enough votes. This means that a lot of voters do not want party X to raise taxes. We say that Party X has a weak mandate to raise taxes.


The word mandate refers to the support that a political party ha (or has not) from the voters for its policies.

Clive