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Republicans Opposing the Royalist Trend

Published onsdag 10 februari 2010 kl 15.14
Representing an obsolete constitution?

With two royal weddings coming up this year, the Swedes' support for the Royal Family is massive. 80 percent of the Swedish population wants to keep the monarchy, whereas only 16 percent prefer a republic. But that doesn't keep the Republican Association from lobbying against what they call an obsolete constitution.

It almost doesn't matter who and where in Sweden you ask, the support for the monarchy in general and the Royal Family in particular is overwhelming. With little scandals in the past and two huge weddings scheduled to take place this year, it seems as if Sweden was to be reigned by kings or queens even in a distant future. But there are some Swedes who oppose to the trend, claiming that a modern Swedish state cannot be lead by a person who inherited his or her office. Social Democratic MP Magdalena Streiffert is the vice-president of the Republican Association.

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