Tuesday, August 23, 2011
How did the monster gaddafu come to power and torture his people for the last 42 years. he overthrew King Idris. Constitutional Monarchy is the best system of government. The Libyans need a symbol of Unity. I hope they consider restoring the Senussi dynasty.
A restoration movement has been started in Benghazi. “We’ve brought back the flag, the anthem,” said one of the volunteers at the TNC’s press registration offices, “why not the monarchy?”
Its not an unprecedented idea. After fascist dictator Francisco Franco's death in 1975, Juan Carlos I de Borbףn, the present King of Spain, succeeded him and served not only as a symbol of continuity and stability, but also pressed to hasten the transition from fascism to a democratic constitutional monarchy.
Today Juan Carlos I's remains a popular, hands-off monarch with one of the lowest royal budgets in the world.
Like Spain’s restoration, the aim is not to have a politically active monarchy as is common in the Arab world, but a strictly limited constitutional one, with the king as a living symbol of Libyan unity, but who would not be allowed to take part in political affairs.
That is also what the would-be king, Crown Prince Mohammed Al-Rida Al-Senussi, proposes. However, he also says that it is up to the Libyan people to decide what they want — a monarchy or a republic — and that he will support whatever they decide.