“Among contemporary monarchies Thailand is a unique case. Not only does King Bhumibol hold quite extraordinary political powers for a constitutional monarch. He is also the longest reigning monarch among the current kings and queens in the world”.
|Proclamación||13 octubre, 2016|
|Residencia||Gran Palacio Real (oficial)
Palacio Chitralada (privada)
Thailand adopts a democratic form of government with the King as Head of the State
“Network monarchy developed considerable influence, but never achieved the conditions for domination. Instead, the palace was obliged to work with and through other political institutions, primarily the elected parliament”.
“The informal role of the monarch in supporting democracy has also been shared, to some degree, with a larger and more influential privy council, and especially with its president. Consequently, future monarchical succession should see considerable continuity and stability”.