Monday, 5 April 2010

Swedish MPs support monarchy in practice if not in theory

The newspaper Sydsvenskan has asked all the 349 members of Sweden’s Parliament about their views of the monarchy and the result is interesting: It turns out that although a majority is republican in principle, 185 MPs still think the monarchy should be retained whereas 117 want to abolish it. 47 MPs are in doubt or have not answered the question.
Interestingly, as many as 127 MPs favour certain changes to the monarchy, such as giving the royal family freedom of religion and abolishing the rule that the King cannot be charged with criminal acts. 153 MPs oppose such changes.

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