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PM pledges referendum on country becoming a republic

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(Antigua Observer) Antiguans and Barbudans could get to vote on whether the country becomes a republic within the next few years.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne made the comments to British media shortly after Charles III was confirmed as King and head of state of the twin island nation, saying a referendum could take place within three years.

He confirmed residents would decide at polling stations to vote for a son or daughter of the soil to become President during his third term in office, should his government retain power in the upcoming election.

“That ambition remains, and early in our next term we should be in a position to put a constitutional question to the people of Antigua and Barbuda to determine whether or not we should transition from the monarch as our head of state, King Charles, or whether we should have our own President as a local Antiguan and Barbudan,” Browne announced over the weekend.

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