Modern democracies maintain a check and balance system. Identify the correct option based on the horizontal power-sharing arrangement.  

 (a) Central government, state government, local  bodies  

(b) Legislature, executive, judiciary 

 (c) Among different social groups  

(d) Among different pressure groups 

 [Delhi Set I, 2019] 



So, the correct answer is (b) - Legislature, Executive, Judiciary


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The Horizontal Distribution of power refers to 

  • the division of power among three major organs
  • Which are the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.  
  • Only in this type of division, the system of checks and balances exists to check the exercise of unlimited powers of the organs.
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