Antigua and Barbuda plan vote on King Charles IIIs role as head of state

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Antigua and Barbuda will vote on whether to become a republic following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the country’s prime minister has said. Gaston Browne said a referendum could take place within three years, but emphasised that the move was ‘not an act of hostility.’ He made the comments after confirming Charles III as King and head of state of the Caribbean nation. Mr Browne said he intended to introduce the referendum if re-elected next year. While he expects to win that election (his party holds 15 of the 17 seats in the House of Representatives) he accepted that there hadn’t been any major demand to hold a vote among citizens. ‘I think most people haven’t even bothered to think about it,’ Mr Browne told ITV News.” (09/11/22)