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If there were no heir to the throne
One thing that is often forgotten is a rather significant difference between the Constitution of 1809 and the one of 1974. Both the Act of government (the main constitution) of 1809 and the Act of Succession of 1810 dealed with the situation what would happen if the dynasty became extinct. In that case, the Parliament was obliged to elect a new Royal dynasty. This provision was abolished in 1974. The current constitutions says that a Riksföreståndare Regent and a Vice Riksföreståndare Vice Regent will be appointed. Nothing is said about the future, so it is possible for the Parliament to change the Constitution and opt for a republic.
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