30 October, 2011

The Commonwealth - Heads of Government Meeting - Australia 2011



The Commonwealth Heads of Government held in Australia has drawn to a close.


One interesting development is that the 16 nations of which H.M. The Queen is Head of State have agreed to alter the Royal Succession so that male primogeniture will no longer apply.  This proposal is explained on the No.10 website.

The meeting issued a Communique and also agreed to issue a report - "A Commonwealth of the People - Time for Urgent Reform" - prepared by an "Eminent Persons Group."  The report has important implications for the future of the Commonwealth.

It is interesting to note that South Sudan has made approaches with a view to joining the Commonwealth.
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