Re: Possible Constitutional Dispute brewing in Liechtenstein
Posted by Lorenzo on 15/2/2012, 7:50:46, in reply to "Re: Possible Constitutional Dispute brewing in Liechtenstein "
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In some countries, like Italy, heads of state are not elected by the people, but by groups of representatives in second degree elections. |
Practically, the establishment elects them for a term (7 years for Italy) that is longer than the term of the elected representatives themselves (5 years).
The result is that the president - not elected by the people - has veto right not only on laws approved by the parliament that elected him, but even on the following legislature (and in some cases, depending on the year he has been elected) even the next one!
If this is the case, I prefer the Liechtenstein system: at least the prince represents his people and their common history and future in a more natural and "organyc" way than a president.
: 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.
: --Previous Message--
: 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?
: --Previous Message--
: 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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