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Monaco, Government

Prince Rainier, Democratic Union, universal suffrage, principality of Monaco, Legislative authority

A new constitution greatly reducing the power of the sovereign was granted to the principality of Monaco by Prince Rainier III in 1962. Legislative authority is shared by the prince and the National Council of 18 members, elected by universal suffrage for 5-year terms. The executive branch consists of the prince and a small Council of Government headed by a minister of state who is traditionally French. The leading political party is the National and Democratic Union.



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Prince Rainier, Democratic Union, universal suffrage, principality of Monaco, Legislative authority, new constitution, executive branch, sovereign, National Council, minister of state, power, members

 
 

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