So the chamber of deputies had no authority to determine the succession in 1830 and, in fact, did not claim it. The provisional government that was formed after the collapse of Polignac's ministry invited the Duie of Orleans as lieutenant-general of the Kingdom (an appointment made by CharlesX) to assume the crown and drew up a revised Charter which elimihated certain royal powers, changed Cathlicism from being the religion of the state to Brun that practiced by the majority of the French,manolis he'd the right to rule by ordinances and abolished the hereditary peerage (but not the nobility, as the radicals had wanted) among other changes to that of 1814 - this was then approved by the recalled Assemblée Nationale which Charles (following a series of disastrous decisions) had dissolved. Nothing, however, was said about the succession although the assumption by the duke of the title of "roi des Français) and Louis-Philippe I rather than PhilippebVII as some wanted marked a new dynasty. The new revised constitutional charter most definitely did not make the New Orleans monarchy the creation of the Assemblée.
What it did say was that the "French people" had invited Louis-Philippe d'Orleans and his make primogeniture descendants in perpetuity to accept the crown and that in return the new king would obey the provisions of the charter.
This enunciated the earlier principle, well understood by constitutional historians, that the designation of the crown rested with the people, as the Nation.
1830 was a revolution, like that in England, Scotland and Ireland in 1688-89, and the 1830 cannot be compared with the constitutions that established the entirely new Greek, Bulgarian and Romanian monarchies later.
: I know all that, but it doesn't matter how the
: Legitimists see it, Guy is quite clear that
: the parliament is the entity to decide this
: and not the family or a certain fraction.
: The French parliament was OK with the
: Orleáns-candidate as their King from
: That means that the heir of the
: OIrléans-king is essentially closer to the
: last King. And even closer is the
: Bonaparte-heir who reigned from 1852-1870.
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: 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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