Barbados elects Sandra Mason as its first female president to replace Britain’s Queen Elizabeth

Barbados elects Sandra Mason as its first female president to replace Britain’s Queen Elizabeth




Barbados has elected its first president, an important step in the preparations to become a republic and remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth I as head of state from the Caribbean island. Sandra Mason, the current Governor General, will be sworn in as President on November 30th, the 55th anniversary of the country’s independence from Great Britain. The Barbadian government called the parliamentary vote a “historic milestone on the way to a republic” and tweeted that its House of Representatives and Senate had elected 72-year-old Mason on …

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Barbados has elected its first president, an important step in the preparations to become a republic and remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth I as head of state from the Caribbean island. Sandra Mason, the current Governor General, will be sworn in as President on November 30th, the 55th anniversary of the country’s independence from Great Britain. The Barbadian government called the parliamentary vote a “historic milestone on the way to a republic” and tweeted that its House of Representatives and Senate had elected 72-year-old Mason on …

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