Thursday, June 28, 2012

Liechtenstein's monarchy fears loss of veto

Catholic royal family waits for outcome of July 1 referendum
Prince Hans-Adam II is one of the world's most powerful monarchs. (Liechtenstein Tourism
According to Maclean's magazine, the citizens of the Principality of Liechtenstein will have an official say on whether their monarch can veto referendum results July 1.
Liechtenstein's official flag.
The voting cycle began when Prince Hans-Adam II, the ruler of Europe's fourth smallest country, threatened to overturn a referendum to legalize abortion in the country.
However, he dropped that threat when the vote failed to pass. The Alpine tax haven is sandwiched between Switzerland, and Austria

Catholics make up 80 per cent of the population (36,000). Read the full story here.

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