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February 15, 2010

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What's your take on St. Vincent rejecting the new constitution, and keeping the Queen a few months ago?

You're more qualified to tell me!

As I understand it, St. Vincent's issues in '09 were a bit like Trinidad's in 1976: worry that the prime minister had too much power. The opposition decided that the proposed magna carta really didn't do anything to change that, and the government couldn't get up the votes. AFAIK, the opposition didn't mention the Queen.

If that impression is correct, and the opposition didn't bring up the Queen, then it would imply that the monarchy survives out of momentum more than anything else.

But it still doesn't explain why the New Jewel Movement didn't abolish the monarchy, when they could have done so with the stroke of a pen.

Good blog, by the way!

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