: the French case?
: The last French monarch was from the Orléans
: branch and he was elected by parliament (the
: will of the people).
: Wouldn't that mean that the Orléans claim
: supercedes the claim of Louis Alphonse whose
: claim is the result of his descendancy and
: relation to a branch of the house of Bourbon
: that was deposed in 1789 (by the will of the
More recent than 1789, LA is regarded as today's heir of Charles X, who abdicated in 1830, but whose designated heir was displaced by cousin Louis Philippe, whom Legitimists consider to be a usurper.
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