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    • Nick Smith, Oxford UK
    • 14.11.11 | 16:14 (IST)

    Not all absolute regimes end by revolution. In Britian the King used to have total power, to appoint the Prime Minister, declare war, have people executed etc. That all changed, but not by any revolution - but by slow reform. The kings and queens chose to give up their powers over time, and Britian evolved into a democratic nation where the people elect the PM and the Queen is limited to a symbolic role of waving and reading speaches. Jordan could well follow a similar path

    from the article: Jordan's King Abdullah: If I were Syrian president, I would resign
    First published 15:05 14.11.11 | Last updated 15:05 14.11.11
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