The Origins of Presidential Conditional Agenda-Setting Power in Latin America

  title={The Origins of Presidential Conditional Agenda-Setting Power in Latin America},
  author={Eduardo Alem{\'a}n and George Tsebelis},
  journal={Latin American Research Review},
  pages={26 - 3}
This paper examines the origins of amendatory vetoes in Latin America and shows why presidents' ability to present a redrafted bill after congressional passage gives them considerable power to affect legislation. The paper begins with a historical account that illustrates the workings of amendatory observations in nineteenth-century Latin America—the passage of the Electoral Law of 1874in Chile. Next, it specifies the degree to which different constitutional procedures allow presidents to… 

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