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|Terry I Abdication Crisis|
|Date: February 15-16, 2010|
| Terry I's Abdication|
Refusal of Crown Prince to accept Throne
Accession of Esmond III
| Terry I, Emperor of Austenasia|
Crown Prince Jonathan
Esmond III, Emperor of Austenasia
The abdication crisis of Terry I was an event in Austenasia which lasted 15-16 February 2010. The crisis started after the decision of Terry I to abdicate from the Throne and the refusal of the current Prime Minister, Crown Prince Jonathan, Heir to the Throne, to succeed Emperor Terry.
At the Imperial Residence on 15 February 2010, HIM Emperor Terry I announced to the Imperial Family that he would no longer take any part in the running of the country, and wished to abdicate. This was after a small row, and tempers were running high. However, under Austenasian law an abdication is irreversible, and while Terry I remained Emperor until a new Monarch accepted the Throne, the search was immediately on for the new Monarch.
The 1st in Line to the Throne was Crown Prince Jonathan. As he is also Prime Minister, he refused the Throne so that he could remain in charge of the government (under the Constitution the Monarch and Prime Minister cannot be the same person).
The 2nd in Line to the Throne was Dark Lord Esmond, 2nd Duke of Highland, SCH - the Supreme Companion of Crown Prince Jonathan, who met with him on 16 February 2010 to confirm his accession to the Throne. At roughly 2:40, in Sutton Town Centre, the new Monarch signed into law Act 113, making him Emperor and bringing into effect Terry I's abdication.