Thursday, 25 November 2010

13 percent of the Germans want a Monarchy

This Wednesday the German magazine stern published a new representative opinion poll, which brought a surprising result: 13 percent of the 1,000 Germans asked on 18th and 19th November favour a Monarchy. 67 percent oppose it and 20 percent could not make up their mind.

Surprisingly high was the positive Monarchist response among the young Germans between 18 and 29 years. In this age group 19 percent wish to see a Monarch ruling in Berlin.

The online news site Monsters and observed that Germans have an "obsessive interest in the royals of other European countries. ... The poll came in the wake of the announcement of the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton - which has made the front pages in Germany."

Though 13 percent may seem insignificant, but considering that Germany lost her Monarchy in 1918, 92 years ago, practically no German alive had first hand experience with their Monarchy. The last German who shook the Kaiser's hand must have passed away a long time ago.

And by the way: The German people have never been given the chance to decide in a rair and free referendum on their country being a republic of a Monarchy.

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