Tuesday, November 16, 2021

History of the monarchy

Regal hats -- still a thing

Barbados has just elected its first head of state. Sandra Mason, the current Governor General of Barbados, was elected by a two-thirds majority of the island nation's upper house and House of Assembly. She becomes President of Barbados on November 30, at which point Barbados becomes one of the republican members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Barbados followed all its constitutional provisions for making changes to the monarchy, without otherwise changing its parliamentary form of government (though a constitutional review is planned).

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