Re: Possible Constitutional Dispute brewing in Liechtenstein
Posted by Gary on 16/2/2012, 1:29:32, in reply to "Re: Possible Constitutional Dispute brewing in Liechtenstein "
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: Well i find it unacceptable that a sovereign
: in Europe would treat the people in that
: country as so backward that they cannot
: decide for themselves what laws they want to
: have. I don't think a head of state should
: have a Veto right and certainly not one that
: has got to that position by being born in a
: particular family.
And this case differs, at least I understand it, from the "normal" veto power that many heads of state enjoy over legislation. In this instance, the Prince actually has the power to veto the result of a referendum, in which the people have expressed themselves directly and not through representatives. I find that troubling. (I would normally add a caveat that my view is unimportant as this is a matter for the people of the state concerned to decide, but apparently they do not have that ability. )
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