He holds supreme command by land and sea, appoints ministers and officials, promulgates the laws, coins money, bestows honors, has the right of pardoning, and summons and dissolves the parliament.
He sanctions, promulgates and executes the laws, and supplements them (partly co-ordinately with congress) by administrative regulations in harmony with their ends; holds a veto power and pardoning power; controls with the senate political appointments and removals; and conducts foreign relations, submitting treaties to the senate for ratification.
The right of pardoning is coextensive with the right of punishing.
The governor is chosen biennially, and has a limited pardoning power.
He has, in most states, the right of reprieving or pardoning offenders, but some recent constitutions place restrictions on this power.