Governor FAQs:


Q: Is governor gubernatorial?

A: Yes, and from the Latin root gubernare.

Q: Is governor elected by its population?

A: Yes.

Q: Is governor appointed for each state?

A: Yes, but after the 7th Constitutional Amendment, 1956, one Governor can be appointed for more than one state.

Q: Was governor chosen by the ruling monarch of the colonizing power, or his designees?

A: Yes, in British colonies, the Board of Trade was often the primary decision maker.

Q: Is governor the representative of central government in the province,and is responsible to the Presiden?

A: Yes, and he representative of central government in the province,and is responsible to the President.

Q: Is governor still used?

A: Yes, and alongside the political head of government.

Q: Are governors different from the Governors who controlled the British-controlled portions of the Indian Empire prior to 1947?

A: Yes.

Q: Were governors chosen by the Lords Proprietor who controlled the colony?

A: Yes.

Q: Are governors used?

A: Yes.

Q: Is governor both the head of State and head of Government for his/her State and thus plays an active role in the day-to-day administration of the State and can also be impeached by the elected state legislature?

A: Yes.

Q: Was governor the representative of the Sovereign from 1843?

A: Yes, and which was the year that the authorities and duties of the post were officially defined by the Hong Kong Letters Patent and the Royal Instructions, until the handover of Hong Kong to the PRC government in 1997.

Q: Is governor usually placed second in the provincial power hierarchy?

A: Yes, and below the Secretary of the provincial Communist Party of China committee , who serves as the highest ranking Party official in the province.

Q: Was governor as a magistrate or judge?

A: Yes, and the management of taxation and the public spending in their area.

Q: Were governors at the height of their power from the middle of the 16th to the middle of the 17th century?

A: Yes, but their role in provincial unrest during the civil wars led Cardinal Richelieu to create the more tractable positions of intendants of finance, policing and justice, and in the 18th century the role of provincial governors was greatly curtailed.

Q: Is governor elected by a direct vote from the people and has a fixed term of three years?

A: Yes.

Q: Was governor appointed by the monarch and possessed significant powers such as the power of appointing lawmakers in the Legislative Council?

A: Yes, and the power to grant land, the power of veto over bills and motions, the power of pardon, etc.

Q: Was governor also the head of the colonial cabinet?

A: Yes, and the chairman of the Executive Council, the President of the Legislative Council , as well as the commander-in-chief of the British Forces in Hong Kong.

Q: Are governors directly elected by the citizens of each state for a six-year term and cannot be re-elected?

A: Yes.

Q: Are governors elected by the provincial congresses and approved by the provincial party chief?

A: Yes.

Q: Is governor elected by a block vote similar to the United States President?

A: Yes.

Q: Is governor elected by a direct vote from the people as a couple?

A: Yes, so the Governor is responsible to the provincial residents.

Q: Were governors chosen in a variety of ways?

A: Yes, and depending on how the colony was organized.

Q: Were governors expected to be restored?

A: Yes.

Q: Was governor appointed each year to administer each of them?

A: Yes.

Q: Is governor inaugurated by the President?

A: Yes, or by the Indonesian minister of home affairs in the name of the President.

Q: Is governor elected by a direct vote from the people and had a fixed term of four years?

A: Yes.

Q: Are governors not locals in the provinces which they govern?

A: Yes.

Q: Are governors appointed by the governor with the approval of the assembly?

A: Yes.

Q: Is governor the head of a state in India?

A: Yes.

Q: Were governors all men who had served in senior magistracies in Rome in the previous year, and carried related titles as governor?

A: Yes, The first Emperor, Octavianus Augustus , divided the provinces into two categories; the traditionally prestigious governorships remained as before , while in a range of others, he retained the formal governorship himself, delegating the actual task of administration to appointees. The legatus sometimes would appoint a prefect , usually a man of equestrian rank, to act as his deputy in a subregion of the larger province: the infamous character of Pontius Pilate in the Christian Gospels was a governor of this sort.

Q: Is governor not the superordinate of regents or mayors?

A: Yes, but he/she is only to guide, supervise, and coordinate the works of city/municipal and regency governments.

Q: Are governors appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister?

A: Yes.

Q: Is governor the representative of the president in their province and is the ceremonial head of the province whereas the chief minister is the head of the provincial government?

A: Yes.

Q: Was governor originally an official appointed by the British monarch to oversee one of his colonies and was the head of the colonial administration?

A: Yes.

Q: Is governor normally a direct appointee of the British Government and plays an active role in governing and lawmaking?

A: Yes, The Governor's chief responsibility is for the Defence and External Affairs of the colony.

Q: Are governors the chief executive officers of the Counties and are akin to the National Government's President?

A: Yes.

Q: Is governor the Governor General of Canada?

A: Yes, and the governor of each province is the Lieutenant Governor.

Q: Is governor appointed by the Queen of Australia on the advice of the Premier, who is the political chief executive of the state government?

A: Yes, State Governors have emergency reserve powers but these are rarely used.