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Monarchist

A person who favors a government headed by a hereditary figure such as a king or queen. Monarchists may believe that a monarchy is preferable to a system in which politicians promote their own interests, instead of those of the state. Others may be culturally or just sentimentally attached to the days when monarchies were more common.
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"The slogans chanted in the past two or three days by the rioters clearly showed that Monafeqin and the monarchists are behind this story," he added.
The Irish rebellion was instead "a religious war, bitterly fought between monarchist Catholics and monarchist Protestants," both of whom could make a plausible case that they were fighting in the king's interest (95).
During the celebration of his 118th birthday in Sofia Monday, representatives of the monarchist organizations reminded a quote by Bulgaria's Tsar Boris III:
The fact that the head of the state only visits the country every two or three years appears to have disappointed these monarchists, with reports saying that they now want the Prince, who is third in line to the throne, to set up home in the capital, Ottawa, to give the Royal family a permanent presence and to silence those who believe the country should have an elected head of state.
"It s very very unlikely that we will see a plebiscite (on a republic) in the foreseeable future," said Philip Benwell from the Australian Monarchist League.
The Foreign Ministry last week, however, said it was demanding that the United States extradite to Iran members of a monarchist group in the United States.
The monarchists badly overplayed their hand, linking the palace ever closer to the military and conservative elite just at a time when all Thais were worrying about the future of the institution of monarchy.
There were significant political forces in post-Communist Bulgaria, especially the monarchists and some of the conservative parties, which challenged the present republican form of government as illegitimate and imposed illegally by the Communists.
ACM convener David Flint said Rudd, who described himself as a "lifelong republican" earlier this month, had deliberately left monarchists off the invitation list.
The second group consists of Iranian monarchists, who are a spent force, a relic of a dark past.
To this, Monarchists added the single set of biblically correct social, political, and legal institutions--a ruling "Sanhedrin" of saints, Mosaic Law, and the like--which had strong support within their movement.
As liberals and conservatives (monarchists) drew closer to one another (a development not treated in this book), it would seem that international Catholicism became the adversary to the right, as Communism became on the left (p.