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Antigua and Barbuda will vote on the king’s status as head of state

Antigua and Barbuda will vote on the king’s status as head of state

Antigua and Barbuda will vote on the king’s status as head of state

Antigua and Barbuda vote on the king’s status

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  • Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Antigua and Barbuda will vote on whether to become a republic, according to the prime minister of the nation.
  • If elected again the next year, Mr. Browne declared he would introduce the referendum.
  • Australia had earlier disqualified a comparable vote during the following four years.
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Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Antigua and Barbuda will vote on whether to become a republic, according to the prime minister of the nation.

Within three years, according to Gaston Browne, a referendum may be held, although he emphasized that this was “not an act of hostility.”

After confirming Charles III as the country’s monarch and head of state, he said things.

If elected again the next year, Mr. Browne declared he would introduce the referendum.

Although he believes he will win the election because his party now owns 15 of the 17 seats in the House of Representatives, he acknowledged that there had not been a strong public demand for a vote.

“I think most people haven’t even bothered to think about it,” Mr Browne told ITV News.

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Australia had earlier disqualified a comparable vote during the following four years.

The monarchy discussion in Australia has been resurrected as a result of the passing of the Queen, and the republican prime minister Anthony Albanese was elected in May.

The bigger problems regarding our constitution, however, are not ones for this current moment, he said in a statement to Sky News, ruling out a poll during his first term.

Since the Queen has made such a significant contribution to Australia, Mr. Albanese said, “this is a time when we are sharing the sadness that so many Australians are feeling at this time.

King Charles also holds the position of head of state of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu, in addition to the UK.

Many nations are, however, rethinking the monarchy’s function, and Mr. Browne claimed that switching to a republic would be the “last step to complete the circle of freedom to become a really autonomous nation.”

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After the Queen was deposed as head of state by the nation’s parliament last year, Barbados swore in its first president.

Following a vote in parliament, Dame Sandra Mason, 72, the island’s governor-general since 2018, was appointed the country’s next president.

And the ruling Labour Party in Jamaica claims that one of its objectives is to hold a vote on whether to become a republic.

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