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The hereditary, or elected, monarch has absolute power, although they may appoint a prime minister and members of the 'government' to act as advisors and to pursue the monarch's decrees.

In Swaziland, although a constitution was reintroduced in 2005, the effective level of power invested in the monarch, King Mswati III, is so great that the country can be considered an absolute monarchy.

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