What is a mandate?

Ksenia Vilinskaya
Ksenia Vilinskaya
May 16, 2015
What is a mandate?

In one of the meanings, the word refers to constitutional law. This is the name of the document in which the powers of the elected deputy are approved, and these powers come from voters who supported his candidacy.

In the diplomatic sphere, a mandate is the right to represent a country, a people. Also, the definition refers to the electoral law, where the mandate is the place that is engaged through elections. So, you can hear that there are several candidates for the mandate: this implies the presence of one deputy’s seat in the constituency for which several candidates are applying.

In the Chinese political system there is an ancient concept of the Heavenly Mandate, according to which a representative of the ruling dynasty necessarily has a heavenly blessing on power. Heavenly mandate can be lost by losing virtue and plunging into immorality.

You know now what a mandate is.