Because the prince isn't democratically elected. I don't know many other European monarchs who have a veto-right. Maybe the sovereign prince of Monaco.
Other monarchs in Europe have realised that if the democratic process in their country comes up with a law that is beyond what the monarch can stomach the monarch abdicates.
: 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?
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: 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.