Thursday, March 13, 2008

Constitutional Monarchy

Liechtenstein vineyardA few curiosities.

This page seems to believe that Liechtenstein is a figurehead monarchy.

And there's this memo in the Council of Europe, which BTW is not the European Council, from half a decade ago – in connection with the constitutional amendments in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

The memo states towards the end:

It would not only prevent the further development of constitutional practice in Liechtenstein towards a fully-fledged constitutional monarchy as in other European countries, but even constitute a serious step backward.
The memo apparently does not only know the meaning of backward, but also that constitutional monarchy is just a synonymous term for let-the-politicos-do-as-they-please monarchy.

The memo also states:
[T]here is no generally accepted standard of democracy[...]
Yes? But there is of constitutional monarchy?

Fully-fledged constitutional monarchy? My my, what kind of education do they have at the Council of Europe?

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