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KYMonarchist

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This thread's purpose will be for us monarchists here to discuss elections relating to monarchies. The title was in part taken from the Wikipedia list of elections.

The first election discussed here shall be the Danish Folketing election that will be held on Tuesday.

My views on the matter are thus: The governing coalition of Venstre and the Conservative People's Party should be re-elected and Anders Fogh Rasmussen should stay on as Prime Minister. The Danish People's Party and New Alliance should join the centre-right coalition. This would give it majority support amongst the Danish people and enable it to stay on for longer. This would also help fend off attacks on the monarchy from the Social Democratic Party of Mrs. Thorning-Schmidt. It would also help Muslim immigrants in Denmark to integrate into the mainstream Danish society, as the leader of the New Alliance party is Mr. Naser Khader, who I believe is a member of the Folketing already.

Btw, I support the Danish People's Party, as their political positions line up closest to my own. Denmark honestly seems like the best country in the world to me. Wish I had been born there.

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Could some of our Danish members plz respond to this thread! I know you all have a better perspective on the upcoming elections than I do!


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OMg ppl! The Danish elections are tomorrow and you all aren't even going to discuss them!


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Perhaps our Danish members don't check this forum every day?

There was some discussion here: http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/royalcello/vpost?id=2247890
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Theodore, I'm well aware of that. This thread is open to all who wish to comment, btw.


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Hi i am danish, and i agree with you KYMonarchist. Today i voted for the danish peopleĀ“s party.Currently the danish peopleĀ“s party is not part of the coalition but they work closely together with them. I also believe that the governing coalition of Venstre and the Conservative People's Party should be re-elected. But i don't really like the New alliance. This is not because i don't like Mr. Khader (who is a Muslim immigrant from Syria) but more because of his tax politics.

Right now it looks like Anders Fog Rasmussen is going to win the election. And that makes me very happy. That will also mean that nothing will happen to the monarchy.

And of course i also believe that Denmark is the best country in the world.
GUD BEVARE DANMARK! 
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The Danish parliamentary elections are over. Please refer to the corresponding Wikipedia article for the results.


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The next federal election in Australia is to occur on Saturday. According to the latest results, a Labor Party win of 6-7% is predicted by Graham Richardson, with 20 seats being picked up by the ALP. The Australian, a noted newspaper, has polls showing a 6-9% swing to Labor, which would translate into an 18 to 25 seat gain. Labor has been consistently leading in the polls since the election was announced, or some such date thereabouts.

Monarchists, we need you to help the monarchy in Australia! Tell all the Australian members of this forum to get the word out and make sure Howard stays on as Prime Minister!

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John Howard cannot be Prime Minister forever.  Australian monarchists have to make sure that the monarchy is not perceived as being tied to one particular party or politician. 

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John Howard cannot be Prime Minister forever.  Australian monarchists have to make sure that the monarchy is not perceived as being tied to one particular party or politician. 

This is true. But Kevin Rudd doesn't sound like he wants anything less than an evil republic to replace the monarchy. The monarchy certainly can't be tied to him or the ALP.


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Yes the opinion polls seem to have Labor well ahead. However what they fail to mention is the high number of undecided votes, I read in The West Australian recently something like 25% of respondents to these polls are undecided, and this is omitted from the overall results.

Yes Kevin Rudd does want to replace the Monarchy with a republic, by holding a series of plebicites; then a referendum. However it is not up to Rudd to decide the Constitutional future of this country. It is up to the people, the SAME people who voted AGAINST it ONLY eight years ago.

Rudd may win, and I fear this could be the case, but as Royalcello pointed out John Howard wont stay around forever, he has said he will retire within his next term. His "successor" as Chief Advisor to Her Majesty (Prime Minister) is a republican. The only difference is the Liberal (Conservative) pary supports the status quo and doesnt support a new referendum, whereas the Labor party (which doesnt even allow its MP's to have a free vote on the issue) actively supports a new tax-payer funded push for the politicians republic.

Australian Monarchists are not confined to, nor vote for, one party. There are many Monarchists in the Labor party as well as the Liberal and National parties. Personally I vote Liberal, although I would vote National if they were not confined only to the country.

Fear not, depending on the outcome of this election, Australian Monarchists, if called to "arms", will once again fight for our Queen and defeat the republican scurge. The Monarchy in Australia will contine and it (the republic) is not an election issue (although Rudd has made some rumblings).

I will be moving house on election day but will try and post the results once they are announced!
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Thank you, AndrewAussie. I trust you and all other patriotic monarchists in Australia will defend the monarchy no matter what the election result.


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I apologize for having failed to report this, but Jordan held parliamentary elections two days ago and the Islamist-leaning candidates took a major hit at the polls.


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Will our Australian candidates please be as so kind as to tell us how the election went in the morning? We'all'd be much obliged.


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Mr Howard has just conceded that the Liberal / National Party coalition has lost the national election.  Mr Rudd is expected to claim victory any minute now (its just gone 11pm).  Mr Howard may also have lost his own seat, only the second time since federation in 1901 that this has happened.

Mr Rudd has just appeared, introduced as "the Prime Minister of Australia", well not until the Governor-General asks him to form a government, but in this presidential style campaign such constitutional technicalities seem to have been forgotten.
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