.- A petition drive has been launched to support Grand Duke Henri I of Luxembourg, who has imperiled his political powers by opposing a euthanasia legalization bill recently proposed in his countryâs parliament.
Socialist and Green party lawmakers are backing the measure, which Henri I has said he will not approve for reasons of conscience. The overwhelmingly Catholic population of Luxembourg reportedly also opposes the proposal.
The dukeâs action has triggered what some have called a "grave constitutional crisis" as the parliament moves to strip the duke of his constitutional power to sanction law.
The Paris-based Fondation de Service Politique has launched a petition drive for people to support the Dukeâs resistance to the euthanasia law. It pledges to deliver petitions supporting the Grand Duke through Elizabeth Monfort, a former Minister of the European Parliament.
"With French members of the Parliament Jean-Marc Nesme, Marc Le Fur, Dominique Souchet, VÃ©ronique Besse and Bernard Depierre, letâs give our support for the Grand Duke of Luxembourg," the petition page states.
The petition is located at http://www.liberte-politique.com/soutien_au_Grand_Duc_du_Luxembourg/php/appel_en.php