Monarchy survives vote in Stortinget – Views and News from Norway

March 25, 2013

According to Views and News from Norway:

Until now, it’s mostly just been the now-small Socialist Left party (SV) that routinely fronts proposals to turn Norway into a republic and replace the monarch, currently King Harald V, with a president. This week SV was joined by four members of the Labour Party

Both proponents and critics of the monarchy note how it can unite Norwegians across party lines, and is especially good in time of crisis. Both during World War II, when serious accidents have occurred or, most recently, during the terrorist attacks in 2011, royal family members have provided a strong source of sympathy and support.

To read the entire article on Views and News from Norway, please click here.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

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