Government of New Zealand

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The Government of New Zealand is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy.[1] It is based on the Westminster system.

The head of state in New Zealand is the monarch of the United Kingdom. The monarch is represented by the Governor-General.[1] The head of government is the Prime Minister.[2] He is also a member of the Parliament of New Zealand. The current head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of New Zealand; the current Prime Minister is Jacinda Ardern. The Prime Minister is the leader of the Cabinet.

Elections are held every 3 years[3]

New Zealand has been a self-governing country since 1853.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 A. H. Angelo, Constitutional Law in New Zealand (Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2011), pp. 17–18
  2. New Zealand Mineral & Mining Sector Investment and Business Guide (Washington, DC: International Business Publications, 2013), p. 19