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Old 05-22-2008, 11:55 AM
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Republic or monarchy?

From time to time, the Norwegian political party SV (Socialist Left) raise the question of the Norwegian form of government – or more precisely, the question of monarchy vs. republic. They have it on their party programme that the question shall be raised once every elected term. (If I remember it right)


This was the case today, where the proposal came up for voting in Stortinget, the Norwegian parliament. 21 representatives voted in favour of changing it, whereas 106 representatives voted against, NTB reports. This is actually a decrease in 22.85% from four years ago, when 26 voted in favour of changing it, and 126 voted against.

Representative Djupedal from SV, pointed out that raising the question is a matter of principle, which has nothing to do with the way the royal family is performing their duties.

If it is up to the elected members of parliament, it seems that the Norwegian monarchy is standing quite strong.
http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/politikk/article2439042.ece
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:42 PM
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Post You are correct

Yes, you are correct, SV has adopted the vote for republic in their party programme and their Swedish counterpart, Vensterpartiet has done the same.

Both parties enters the motion to abolish the Monarchy every year and I have heard from a friend who works for the government in Sweden that they bet on how many votes the motion gets from other parties.

It is a vaste of time in my opinion.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:47 AM
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Yes, you are correct, SV has adopted the vote for republic in their party programme and their Swedish counterpart, Vensterpartiet has done the same.

Both parties enters the motion to abolish the Monarchy every year and I have heard from a friend who works for the government in Sweden that they bet on how many votes the motion gets from other parties.

It is a vaste of time in my opinion.
It's honestly the sort of thing I don't want decided in Stortinget by a select few representatives. They gave us-... (Well, my great grandfathers and their fathers) the right to choose which form of government in 1905, and I would like the same right now if the choice came up. .

I have a long list of opinions about SV and Djupedal, but given that it mostly has nothing to do with royalty, it's best to keep quiet.
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A recent article says that 40percent of Noways Parliament is in favor of a Monarchy? I've been wondering, why is the Monarchy not always viewed so favorably? I like all of the main Royal Family quite a bit but I must say, it does lack some magic. They dont always come across as royals.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:05 PM
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Even when Princess Maud became Queen consort of King Haakon, the Norwegian court was quite low key and unpretentious. They were both true royals. In the current family the only true royal is King Harald. Both the CP and Princess Martha Louise are half commoners.
The next generation will be even more democratic, less royal.
Perhaps the Norwegians will decide in the future that there would be no need for them for a royal family since they would not be royal at all except for the titles...(JMHO)
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Does anyone know how close the vote has EVER gotten to abolish the monarchy? I would be interested in that. Thanks in advance,
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Does anyone know how close the vote has EVER gotten to abolish the monarchy? I would be interested in that. Thanks in advance,
The Norwegian Royal House, the way it is nowadays, is very young.
It was founded in 1905.
I never heard anything about the monarchy being close to be abolished.

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A recent article says that 40percent of Noways Parliament is in favor of a Monarchy?
No, it's the other way round.
4 out of 10 Representatives in Stortinget would rather opt for a Republic. So 60% are pro-monarchy.

(so, it's still more then , for example, in Sweden... there more then 50% of the members of the Parliament opt for a republic).

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it does lack some magic.
Due to it's history the Norwegian monarchy never consisted of pomp and circumstances, like other monarchies (UK for example).
King Haakon was elected by the Norwegian people. He and his successors were always very dopwn-to-earth and never really pompous.
I think that is somehow what makes the Norwegian monarchy.
I always got the feeling that this is what the people in Norway value.
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Your right HM, I met Republic not Monarchy. oops.

I've always wondered if it was the laid back approach that the Norwegian people embraced in the Monarchy. I still feel it could use a bit more mystery. Its that unknown element of the monarchy that makes it alluring. I think the Danish court balances the perfect amount of mystic and openness.
However, I adore Haakon and MM and think they will make a great King and Queen.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:20 PM
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The Norwegian Royal House, the way it is nowadays, is very young.
It was founded in 1905.
I never heard anything about the monarchy being close to be abolished.


No, it's the other way round.
4 out of 10 Representatives in Stortinget would rather opt for a Republic. So 60% are pro-monarchy.

(so, it's still more then , for example, in Sweden... there more then 50% of the members of the Parliament opt for a republic).


Due to it's history the Norwegian monarchy never consisted of pomp and circumstances, like other monarchies (UK for example).
King Haakon was elected by the Norwegian people. He and his successors were always very dopwn-to-earth and never really pompous.
I think that is somehow what makes the Norwegian monarchy.
I always got the feeling that this is what the people in Norway value.
Every time and again.about election time,these poll burbs come-up in Norway,according to Dag Hoelseth on the SRMB.And I believe him.

It's a temporary and traditional hypelike thing popping up every 4 to 8 years or so.
Norway,btw,has the very least reason to complain in this so-called hyped up crisis.
It is such a wealthy country,"filthy rich" would be best to discribe it .The Monarchy has never been,and still isn't,in any serious danger.
Norway can best count it's blessings as it is a steady,prosperous and beautifull piece on the globe.
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It's a temporary and traditional hypelike thing popping up every 4 to 8 years or so.
Norway,btw,has the very least reason to complain in this so-called hyped up crisis.
It is such a wealthy country,"filthy rich" would be best to discribe it .The Monarchy has never been,and still isn't,in any serious danger.
Norway can best count it's blessings as it is a steady,prosperous and beautifull piece on the globe.[/QUOTE]



I agree with you! But some staunch republicans keep on using this "too-much-money" theme for their cause, because there are not many other pros for them and it´s a sensitive matter to almost everyone
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The Royal House is more than symbolics in Norway. You can't compare it to i.e. Sweden.
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I Love the fact that the Royal house is young and dynamic, breath of fresh air to the country. Absolutly love Queen Sonja and Princess Mette Marit. They get what the people want and feel
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