Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Constitutional Royal Assent Abolished

Bjørn Erik Pedersen: Det kongelige slott97 years ago today, an important amendment to the Constitution of the Kingdom of Norway was promulgated.

It was the first royal promulgation of a constitutional amendment – as opposed to sanctioning or Royal Assent.

The amendment itself provided for this promulgation instead of the previous Royal Assent.

The amendment provided for Parliament becoming ultimately absolute – also formally.

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