News: Norway’s Monarchy is Uncertain

July 23, 2012

The Socialist party (SV) wants a republic, not a monarchy, and is pushing for a new referendum concerning the future of the Monarchy in Norway.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

“Given that (Norway’s) democracy is considerably broader today (than it was in 1905), it wouldn’t hurt to have a new referendum, out of consideration for the legitimacy of the monarchy,” historian Eirik Løkke, a member of Civita, told Aftenposten. His colleague in Civita, lawyer Morten Kinander, agreed, but they added that Crown Prince Haakon “should then ask for a referendum on the monarchy as an institution, and not himself as a person.”

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