Barbados Elects First President to Replace British Queen as Head of State

Sandra Mason

By Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES – Barbados has elected its first-ever president, who will replace the U.K.’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state. Sandra Mason, Barbados’s governor-general, received a two-thirds majority vote in Parliament last week. She will be sworn in as president on November 30, the 55th anniversary of Barbados’s independence from Britain.

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2 thoughts on “Barbados Elects First President to Replace British Queen as Head of State

  • November 13, 2021 at 2:30 am
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    The President is being selected the same way as the GG. The Parliament choses someone, and the Parliament itself will vote on who will be selected as the President. No input really from the public of Barbados the government is doing it all itself.

  • October 26, 2021 at 2:04 pm
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    A significant change from being the Queen’s representative as Governor General. The interesting question will be how her successor is appointed.

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