I am not entitled to play Shylock and claim a pound of flesh from the president, for the very simple reason that I am not en elector. Which means that in this affair the one with whom the president made a contract, and who only can claim it, is the electorate.
But a Porzia can always argue, yes, a pound of flesh, but the blood was not included in the contract.
What could this mean in the analogy of the present situation with the Merchant of Venice?
Perhaps that the elected monarch, once found ineffective in assuring the welfare of his community, is not put to death, as in certain old African kingdoms, but just kicked out of office?