Queen Elizabeth II’s death sparks republican debates in New Zealand

from member states of the Commonwealth of Nations and England In New Zealand, where Queen Elizabeth II is recognized as the head of state, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made her first assessment of the change in management after Elizabeth’s death.


Pointing out that the debate on the transition to the republic is a great debate that has been going on for years, Ardern stated that the change of administration is “not something that is on the agenda of the government recently” and that there is no “urgency” on this issue.

While the debates about the republic in the country gained momentum with the death of Elizabeth, Ardern emphasized that he did not consider the change of administration and the death of the queen as interconnected events.


On the other hand, Ardern, who has expressed her support for the change of management many times before, said, “I believe that this (republic) is where New Zealand will arrive in time. I believe this will happen in my lifetime.” said.

Ardern also announced that September 26 has been declared a public holiday in memory of the queen, and they will hold a memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II, “As New Zealand’s queen and much-loved head of state for over 70 years”.

In addition to England, Elizabeth was also the head of state of a number of countries, large and small, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and Papua New Guinea.


After Elizabeth’s death, discussions about leaving the monarchy and becoming a republic came to the fore in Australia and the Caribbean island of Antigua and Barbuda.

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne stated that a referendum will be held within 3 years on this issue.

In Australia, Green Party leader Adam Bandt, in his condolence tweet after the death of the queen, emphasized that Australia should move forward and make a transition to a republic.

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