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Re: Constitutional deposition of monarchs?
Posted by Dag T. Hoelseth on 28/3/2011, 21:45:52, in reply to "Constitutional deposition of monarchs?"
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: Does any European monarchy have a procedure
: formalized in its constitution or basic laws
: which allows for the removal of a monarch
: who is deemed guilty of misconduct? I know
: that most follow the principle that
: "the king is not responsible," but
: what if the monarch has acted
: unconstitutionally? Many Belgians
: considered that Leopold III had done so, but
: it was left to the King himself to abdicate
: despite "winning" the referendum
: on his return. Also, one can imagine a
: counter-factual in which Edward VIII had
: refused to abdicate and married Wallis
: Simpson against the advice of his ministers.
: Several European constitutions post-date
: these events. Did any of their framers work
: in a mechanism to depose a
: "renegade" monarch?
Liechtenstein has such a mechanism (article 13ter). I'll try to get all the legal texts back at Hoelseth.com soon.
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