Re: Possible Constitutional Dispute brewing in Liechtenstein
Posted by Lorenzo on 14/2/2012, 8:11:22, in reply to "Possible Constitutional Dispute brewing in Liechtenstein "
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At tis stage there is no indication on the fact that the political campaigners will get enough signatures to hold the referendum. First, they have to gain the right to have the referendum, what is not sure, second, the people will have to vote in favor of the change, what is even less sure, knowing the conservative attitude of the population of the Principality. Only then the Prince will have the possibility to veto the change. |
Many heads of state enjoy veto rights, as they - elected or not elected - represent the nation at the highest level: why the Prince shouldn't?
: Thanks to Marlene for posting this on her
: Apparently pro-democracy campaigners want a
: referendum on taking away the prince's right
: to veto referendum results. The Hereditary
: Prince has threatened to veto such a
: decision if it were to pass. The article
: does not indicate whether the campaigners
: are likely to gather enough signatures to
: prompt a referendum and lead to a
: constitutional show down.
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