- Is it time for NZ to drop the Queen as head of state and become a republic?
Michael Cullen still regards himself as somewhat of a monarchist, but accepts that there is inevitability about New Zealand eventually becoming a republic.
Addressing the 'Reconstituting the Constitution' conference in Parliament today, the former Deputy Prime Minister said he had been misrepresented in the lead up to the conference; he was neither an ardent monarchist, nor a converted republican, as media reported at the weekend.
Though there was still majority public support to retain the monarchy, he said there "is a certain level of inevitably about a drift towards a republic".
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