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Grenada: referendum on independent head of State in 2014
Grenada's Governor-General has announced, ironically, in the Speech from the Throne that a referendum on a new constitution will be held next year, on the 40th anniversary of the country's independence from the United Kingdom. The constitution declares Grenada a "Commonwealth" with an independent head of State, rather than the British monarch. The Governor-General said:
This referendum will be a defining moment in our Nationhood and an
opportunity which must be fully grasped by all citizens.
The new head of State, which Grenada has decided to name the "President of Grenada" will be appointed by Grenada's parliament, for a term of 10 years, and can be removed from office by a majority of votes in parliament. The office is to be largely ceremonial, with the Prime Minister remaining head of Government.
No date has been set yet for the referendum, but we will be watching this space!