Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Austrian State Treaty

Christoph Lingg: Occupation zones in Austria 1945-5555 years ago today, the Austrian State Treaty came into force. One of the provisions read:

Austria shall have a democratic government based on elections by secret ballot and shall guarantee to all citizens free, equal and universal suffrage as well as the right to be elected to public office without discrimination as to race, sex, language, religion or political opinion.
And yes, then there is this:
Austria further undertakes to maintain the law of 3rd April, 1919, concerning the House of Hapsburg-Lorraine.

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