Queen Elizabeth II is no longer the leader of this country

The small Caribbean nation of Barbados held the first presidential elections in its history, ending the official leadership of British Queen Elizabeth II of this country.

Sandra Mason was elected by two-thirds of the votes in the plenary session of both houses of Parliament, the first female president of Barbados since its independence from Britain in 1966.

Mason is scheduled to be sworn in on November 30, the 55th anniversary of Barbados’ independence.

It should be noted that Barbados, with a population of about 300,000, is a member of the British Commonwealth. The British monarch was officially the head of state, and her authority is represented by the Governor-General, while the country runs an elected government.

Queen Elizabeth II is no longer the leader of this country

Queen Elizabeth II is no longer the leader of this country

Steve Parsons

Queen Elizabeth II with Governor General of Barbados Sandra Mason

Sandra Mason, 72, a legal expert, has been the island’s governor general since 2018 and was the first woman to preside over the Barbados Court of Appeal.

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Motley described the election of the country’s first president as “a defining moment” in Barbados’ history.

She added that the decision to become a republic does not represent a condemnation of the British past, stressing her keenness to continue relations with the British Queen.

Source: Reuters

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