Besides Vatican City, has a nation ever had a continous elected monarchy?
#104804. Asked by star_gazer. (Apr 18 09 12:27 AM)
Quite a few :-|
* The Kingdom of Cambodia, in which kings are chosen for a life term by The Royal Council of the Throne from candidates of royal blood.
* Kuwait, where the Emir must be ratified by a vote of the parliament.
* The United Arab Emirates,
In addition, Andorra could be considered a semi-elective monarchy (or more accurately principality).
Swaziland also has a form of quasi-elective monarchy. has other ceremonial roles.
The succession to the throne of Saudi Arabia, while hereditary, is not determined by a succession law but rather by consensus of the House of Saud as to who will be Crown Prince; consensus may change depending on the Crown Prince's actions. In effect, this makes the Saudi monarchy elective within the House of Saud, as the king's eldest son has not become Crown Prince since the death of King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud in 1953.
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