Andorrans reject feudalism

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The Independent Online
ANDORRA LA VELLA (Reuter) - The tiny Pyrenean principality of Andorra, still largely run on feudal lines, yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new democratic constitution. The final result of a referendum on the constitution showed 74.2 per cent had voted 'yes', with 25.8 per cent opposed; 75.7 per cent of the 9,123 native Andorrans eligible to vote among a population of 60,000 cast their ballot. For 715 years Andorra has been a co- principality whose joint sovereigns are the French head of state and the bishop of the nearby Spanish town of Seo de Urgel. Under the new constitution it can make its own foreign policy and join international organisations.