Thursday, December 20, 2012

A constitution for the Mecklenburgs

December 20, 1912

Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Strelitz issued a statement today announcing that the "Estates would be convoked in extraordinary sessions" next year to "enact a Constitution" for the Grand Duchies of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

The two grand duchies are the only states in Europe without a Constitution, reports the New York Times.

There have been earlier attempts to "modernize the existing feudal form of government," but all have failed due to the "attitude of the privileged classes."

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