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Norbert

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« Reply #60 on: January 28, 2008, 11:57:05 AM »
 Are there any political parties in Greece that have a restoration of a constitutional monarchy in their manifesto?

Norbert

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« Reply #61 on: January 28, 2008, 12:01:45 PM »
it's all very well talking about a restoration , perhaps you should get your hands dirty and go into politics and do something about it!

Norbert

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« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2008, 03:17:40 PM »
Thank you, how very interesting. I think one should be set up for Andorra..that claims to be a Principality but lacks a real sovereign family.

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« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2008, 03:25:45 PM »
Andorra?  Well, that soveriegnty is shared with the bishop of Urgell and the Head odf State of France. They have no native dynasty that I know of.  They also seem to be quite happy as they are- a tax haven and prosperous on their own.

Ilias_of_John

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« Reply #64 on: January 28, 2008, 03:36:28 PM »
it's all very well talking about a restoration , perhaps you should get your hands dirty and go into politics and do something about it!

There's a chap in Sydney Australia who served the GRF and watched the young Prince grow to become a King.
 Last year when Karamalis visited he took the opportunity to tell the Greek  P.M off for the Tatoi issue and the way they have treated the GRF.  When he introduced himself to Karamalis the first thing the PM said was that most of his deputies (in Parliament) are Royalist's.
Seems that they are getting in to politics. 

dmitri

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« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2008, 06:59:17 PM »
If most of the deputies were royalists they would be demanding a referendum on restoration and actively campaigning for it. There is no sign of this though.

dmitri

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« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2008, 07:00:27 PM »
Yes you are quite right. They are happy being a forgotten little corner of the world.

Ilias_of_John

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« Reply #67 on: January 28, 2008, 08:03:30 PM »
If most of the deputies were royalists they would be demanding a referendum on restoration and actively campaigning for it. There is no sign of this though.

Maybe they are gutless!?

Norbert

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« Reply #68 on: January 29, 2008, 04:35:27 AM »
Time ticks... 1870 a majority of the French population wanted a return of the monarchy but by 1890 the cause was lost .

Norbert

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« Reply #69 on: January 29, 2008, 04:47:42 AM »
 Traditionally the junior partnership is held by the ruler of France as Count of Foix, so dynastically it would be the Count of Paris . But why this small state still wants to style itself a principality is odd...no?

Robert_Hall

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« Reply #70 on: January 29, 2008, 07:49:43 AM »
Maybe they like the Charlemange heritage?  Or, "if is is not broken, do not fix it"? I do think they are making out like bandits [another part of Andorran heritage] now, with all the benefits of the EU but none of the obligations. I do not begrudge them, as it is a pleasant little country.
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« Reply #71 on: January 29, 2008, 01:50:58 PM »
The Co-Prince of Andorra,Nick Sarkozy,just turned 53 last week,but that's way O/T here.... ::).
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Je Maintiendrai

Ilias_of_John

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« Reply #72 on: January 29, 2008, 03:13:02 PM »
A French President who isn't French as co-prince with a catholic bishop!
pleeeeeeeease!
 ::)

Ilias_of_John

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« Reply #73 on: January 29, 2008, 03:14:02 PM »
Was there a dud referendum there as welll?

dmitri

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« Reply #74 on: January 29, 2008, 09:37:38 PM »
Ilias there was no referendum in France to end the reign of Napoleon III. He was deposed. As for the Greek deputies they may well be gutless. They could also realise the issue of restoration is dead in the water. Where are the people out in the streets in Athens and other Greek cities demanding the return of the former King? The answer is they are not interested otherwise there would be massive demonstrations in his favour. Constantine long ago accepted the results of the referendum.