Five monarchies in Europe have eliminated male preference for the throne - i.e. the first-born, whether boy or girl, automatically becomes the heir. Which of these countries is not amongst them?

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Five monarchies in Europe have eliminated male preference for the throne - i.e. the first-born, whether boy or girl, automatically becomes the heir. Which of these countries is not amongst them?

Spain

Explanation

According to the Norman tradition, the first-born son inherited the entirety of a parent's wealth, estate, title or office and then would be responsible for any further passing of the inheritance to his siblings. In modern times, however, the preference for male over female siblings has been eliminated in five European monarchies: Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark. Sweden was first to revise its constitution in 1980, followed by the Netherlands. Denmark changed its constitution on this issue in 2009.

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