[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop David Vunagi, former archbishop of Melanesia, has been elected to serve as the next Governor General of the Solomon Islands.
After gaining independence from the United Kingdom in 1978, the Solomon Islands remained a constitutional monarchical system of government, with the queen of England as head of state. The governor general is elected by the state’s National Parliament as the queen’s personal representative on the islands. The role is largely ceremonial, but the post holder does retain some reserved powers.
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