Since the presidential veto power can play such a vital role in executive-legislative relations, those involved in designing a constitution need to consider whether the president should have a veto power, and, if so, on what grounds and under what circumstances it may be used.
International IDEA’s Constitution-Building Primers are designed to assist in-country constitution-building or constitutional-reform processes by helping citizens, political parties, civil society organisations, public officials, and members of constituent assemblies make wise constitutional choices.
They also provide guidance for staff of intergovernmental organizations and other external actors working to provide well-informed, context-relevant support to local decision-makers.
What is the issue?
Nature and purposes of the veto power
Basic design options
Additional design considerations
Alternatives to the presidential veto
References, resources and further reading