- Head of State debate
- The case for a New Zealand republic
- Defending the monarchy
- The facts
- Constitutional review
- The Treaty of Waitangi
- Commonwealth membership
- Common Cause
Irish voters overseas to be able to elect their head of State as well
...voted in favour of recommending the extension of voting rights in Presidential elections for Irish citizens who are resident outside of the State, including Irish citizens resident in Northern Ireland.
Looking from the outside, this is a fascinating development. Ireland's Westminster-style parliamentary democracy, which has a directly-elected head of State, is often cited as an example of the sort of model New Zealand could adopt in the transition to a Kiwi as head of State. Now, Irish citizens outside of Ireland will have the right to choose their own head of State. Not the same for New Zealanders. No matter where we are in the world, we don't have that right.