The Princes vs. The People: A Showdown in the Principality of Liechtenstein

Could this be the end of the principality of Liechtenstein? Possibly.  “The people of Liechtenstein will go to the polls on Sunday in a nationwide referendum aimed at curtailing the political power of the princely family…” the BBC News reports.

If the referendum passes, which would remove the princes veto power over legislation, Prince Hans-Adam and Hereditary Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein vowed to “halt their [privileged] princely duties…”  Basically, they’re acting like ballerinas with holes in their tights abandoning their stage (country)!


Confused by all this?  Well, click the links below to read several articles.

Source: BBC News