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I'm sorry to hear that.  While I strongly disagreed with Mr Howard's support of Bush and the Iraq war, otherwise he seemed decent and I applauded his loyalty to the Crown.  I hope he is not the last monarchist Prime Minister of Australia!  However, since as I said the monarchy cannot be tied to one particular prime minister or party, Australian monarchists will just have to continue advocacy of preserving the constitution without support from the government.
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Rudd the Dudd won,then,nothing that i didnt see coming

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Legislative elections will be held in Bermuda on Tuesday. It doesn't look like there is much for monarchists to be concerned with here, as none of the two biggest parties are against monarchy in Bermuda. The Gombey Liberation Party is opposed to what they see as "neo-colonialism" from the current government in Bermuda, but they do not appear to be mainstream enough to get anywhere.


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I quite frankly think Prime Minister Rudd is being a total idiot with that oath thing. God save the Queen of Australia!


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Legislative elections will be held in Bermuda on Tuesday. It doesn't look like there is much for monarchists to be concerned with here, as none of the two biggest parties are against monarchy in Bermuda. The Gombey Liberation Party is opposed to what they see as "neo-colonialism" from the current government in Bermuda, but they do not appear to be mainstream enough to get anywhere.

Does anyone have information on the election results in Bermuda?


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HAMILTON (Reuters) - The ruling party on the wealthy, North Atlantic island of Bermuda won victory and a third straight term in office on Tuesday after a knife-edge election on the British territory.

The Progressive Labor Party of Prime Minister Ewart Brown won at least 21 seats in the 36 seat parliament, according to an official Web site, defeating the opposition United Bermuda Party.

"I am clearly delighted. The candidates have worked hard and come home with the victory and I am just so proud of them," Ewart said in a television interview.

In a further blow to the opposition, its leader Michael Dunkley failed by 92 votes to defeat incumbent Patrice Minors in the Smith's North constituency.

Analysts said the election on Britain's oldest and most populous remaining colony was partly a referendum on Brown's performance since he took office in October 2006.

It was also a test of popularity of the ruling party's plan to deal with health care for the elderly and the status of long-term foreign residents.



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HAMILTON (Reuters) - The ruling party on the wealthy, North Atlantic island of Bermuda won victory and a third straight term in office on Tuesday after a knife-edge election on the British territory.

The Progressive Labor Party of Prime Minister Ewart Brown won at least 21 seats in the 36 seat parliament, according to an official Web site, defeating the opposition United Bermuda Party.

"I am clearly delighted. The candidates have worked hard and come home with the victory and I am just so proud of them," Ewart said in a television interview.

In a further blow to the opposition, its leader Michael Dunkley failed by 92 votes to defeat incumbent Patrice Minors in the Smith's North constituency.

Analysts said the election on Britain's oldest and most populous remaining colony was partly a referendum on Brown's performance since he took office in October 2006.

It was also a test of popularity of the ruling party's plan to deal with health care for the elderly and the status of long-term foreign residents.


Alrighty then. Things are looking up for Bermuda!


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Thailand will be holding parliamentary election on Sunday. It is expected to mark the end of current military rule that has been in place since the coup of October of last year. The current parties running in the election are:

Democrat Party (Thailand): Their candidate for Prime Minister of Thailand is Party Leader Abhisit Vejjajiva.

For The Motherland Party: Their candidate for Prime Minister of Thailand is Party Leader Suwit Khunkitti.

Neutral Democratic Party: Their candidate for Prime Minister of Thailand is Party Leader Prachai Liewpairat.

People's Power Party (Thailand): Their candidate for Prime Minister of Thailand is Party Leader Samak Sundaravej.

Royal People Party: Their candidate for Prime Minister of Thailand is Deputy Party Leader Korn Dhabbarangsee.

Thai Nation Party: Their candidate for Prime Minister of Thailand is Party Leader Banharn Silpa-Archa.

Thais United National Democratic Party: Their candidate for Prime Minister of Thailand is Chettha Thanajaro.

Polls have shown the electorate shifting preferences between the Democrat Party and the People's Power Party. The most recent polls show the Democrat Party in the lead, with Abhisit likely to be the next Prime Minister of Thailand (should HM the King so approve).

There, again, isn't too much for royalists to be concerned with here, as no political party is against the monarchy (it doesn't get you a lot of votes).
My own personal preference is for the Royal People Party of course.


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Results for the Thai parliamentary election are in:

The People's Power Party won ~226 seats, not quite enough to form a majority.

The Democrat Party uner Mr. Abhisit has won ~166 seats, and is likely to become the main opposition to the PPP if they can form a suitable coalition.

The Thai Nation Party has won ~39 seats.

The For The Motherland Party has won ~26 seats.

The Thais United National Development Party has won ~10 seats.

The Neutral Democratic Party has won ~7 seats.

The Royal People Party has won ~4 seats.

Royalists do have a cause for concern here. The People's Power Party is a pro-Thaksin party, led by Samak Sundardvaj, who has openly stated that he is a "proxy of Mr. Thaksin." (at least he's honest) There is real potential for conflict with the military authorities and with anti-Thaksin groups which still exist and would not like a return of the former Prime Minister to Thailand, which the PPP have promised to allow. HM the King helped last time, but a return to the turmoil of the 2005-2006 crisis that brought down Thaksin Shinawatra's government might embroil the aging king in the mires of politics, potentially causing harm to the monarchy. The best most of us can do  is to get with other monarchist groups and think up ways to keep the political situation in the Kingdom of Thailand stable, and simple prayer will hopefully do the trick (it is the Christmas season, after all).

Links regarding the election:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7158354.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_general_election%2C_2007



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We are called to pray for Kings and all those in authority - not just those in authority over us personally.  I strongly support the prayer initiative!

Long live the King of Thailand!



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Results for the Thai parliamentary election are in:

The People's Power Party won 224 seats, not quite enough to form a majority.

The Democrat Party uner Mr. Abhisit has won 165 seats, and is likely to become the main opposition to the PPP if they can form a suitable coalition.

The Thai Nation Party has won 42 seats.

The For The Motherland Party has won 25 seats.

The Thais United National Development Party has won 12 seats.

The Neutral Democratic Party has won 7 seats.

The Royal People Party has won 5 seats.

Royalists do have a cause for concern here. The People's Power Party is a pro-Thaksin party, led by Samak Sundardvaj, who has openly stated that he is a "proxy of Mr. Thaksin." (at least he's honest) There is real potential for conflict with the military authorities and with anti-Thaksin groups which still exist and would not like a return of the former Prime Minister to Thailand, which the PPP have promised to allow. HM the King helped last time, but a return to the turmoil of the 2005-2006 crisis that brought down Thaksin Shinawatra's government might embroil the aging king in the mires of politics, potentially causing harm to the monarchy. The best most of us can do  is to get with other monarchist groups and think up ways to keep the political situation in the Kingdom of Thailand stable, and simple prayer will hopefully do the trick (it is the Christmas season, after all).

Links regarding the election:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7158354.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_general_election%2C_2007
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7158920.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7158725.stm


The post above has been updated to reflect the final results of the election and a few more links have been added as well. Now there's the spectre of military involvement in coalition talks. The For The Motherland Party and the Thai Nation Party have agreed to choose as one in any coalition agreement. The shape of the future government is expected to be decided by January.
Let's cross our fingers and hope the outcome is peace and stability for the realm of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej!

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The Pitcairn Islands are holding general elections today. Nothing for monarchists to be concerned about there. Unlike Nepal in 2008..........


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Elections are to be hels the day after tomorrow for twenty of the twenty-five seats in the National Council of Bhutan, the upper house of the Parliament of Bhutan. The other five are to be appointed by His Majesty the Dragon King of Bhutan. This is the first real step taken in the project of former King Jigme Namgyal Wangchuck to bring democracy to his subjects. We'll see how it goes.


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The Pitcairn Islands are holding general elections today. Nothing for monarchists to be concerned about there. Unlike Nepal in 2008..........

Mike Warren has been elected the new mayor of the Pitcairn Islands, beating incumbent Jay Warren (who came in 2nd) in a 3-way race. The Island Council was also up for election. Nothing for monarchists to be concerned about here.


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More news about the Thailand elections:

Three MPs-elect for the People's Power Party have been issued "yellow cards" due to allegations of vote-buying in the recent election. They will, however, be able to contest the by-elections for their three seats, which are expected to be held on about January 13th, 2008.

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