When Napoleon VIII stepped down, he gave himself and his descendents the power to suspend the elected government at their wish. But he was canny enough to know that politicians may decide not to step down just because he said so. And he did not want to have to use armed force to back up his dictate if he was ignored. He therefore built an insurance policy into the new French Constitution. It allowed the reigning head of the House of Bonaparte to call for an immediate resolution of no confidence, voted on by the people of France on the second Sunday following the call. If a fifty percent plus one majority passed the resolution, it initiated new elections for all government positions. Including the Presidency.