Chief executive (gubernatorial)

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Chief Executive is a term used for Presidential or Prime Ministerial powers given by a constitution or basic law, which allows its holder to implement policy, supervise executive branch of government, prepare executive budget for submission to the legislature, and appoint and remove executive officials. Depending on the specific constitution, he may also be able to veto laws, dissolve the legislature or submit his own bills to the legislature.

It is also used to refer to certain gubernatorial offices, expressing the nature of their job being analogous to a head of government. While in most cases there is another specific style, such as president, governor-general, governor, lieutenant-governor, administrator, high commissioner, commissioner, premier, or minister-president, there are a few offices formally styled Chief Executive:

Title Created Superseded / defunct
Chief Executive of Northern Ireland 1974 Governor of Northern Ireland
Chief Executive of Hong Kong 1997 Governor of Hong Kong
Chief Executive of Macau 1999 Governor of Macau
Term Name Party
24 October 2002 - 23 October 2004 Claude Wong So Non-party
24 October 2004 - 20[clarification needed] Jean-Claude Pierre-Louis Non-party

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