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mo nor kee

  • n  an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority

  • The institution of monarchy, far from being an anachronistic relic, is finding new justifications: as a unifying force for increasingly diverse populations and as a national symbol .
  • King Juan Carlos delivers a speech defending the monarchy of Spain.
  • PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKULAFPGetty A constitutional monarchy whose head of state is 81-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej , Thailand has stringent lse-majest laws on its books .
News & Articles

  • Nepal sets first post-monarchy elections for November 19
    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's first national elections since the abolition of the 239-year-old monarchy will be held on November 19, the government said on Thursday, raising hopes for stability in the Himalayan nation that has lurched from one crisis to another. Nepal is recovering from a decade-long civil war that ended in 2006 and struggles with a fragile economy, crippling ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Prince Edward presents royal medal to Martin teen
    A 16-year-old Martin resident received the Duke of Edinburgh medal as Prince Edward presided over a ceremony at Governor Bill Haslam’s mansion to honor young people for completing a service and personal development program backed by the British monarchy.
    June 13, 2013 - Weakley County Press
  • In Praise of the King: 1.7M Social Media Comments In Thailand
    An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from Prachatai.com: "Thailand's Rangers Task Force 45, in response to Army policy, has put its troops to the task of promoting and protecting the monarchy in cyber space, claiming to have posted 1.69 million comments on webboards and social media during a 4-month period of last year ... According to the video clip, the Army Chief has approved the ...
    June 8, 2013 - Slashdot
Quotes

  • Gordon Brown in Telegraph.co.uk
    Mr Brown told the BBC: "This is a very complex issue that has been a matter of controversy and discussion for decades, indeed over centuries. What we must do is protect the position of the monarchy and the position of the Queen as head of the...
  • Ali Larijani in Ha'aretz
    An American-based monarchy group......claimed responsibility for this terrorist act,Larijani said, the state broadcaster reported. "Maybe the CIA and the Zionist regime [Israel] thought they can mislead us with such an absurd statement."
  • chairman Prachanda in KTAR.com
    The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly will end the monarchy and establish a republic _ there will be no compromise,the Maoists' leader, Prachanda, told reporters Thursday.

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