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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 03:31:49PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > The Queen may be "Head of state" but the person with power here is the
> > Prime Minister...  The Queen is just a figurehead...
> Australian constitutional crisis of 1975.  Unelected Governor-
> General Sir John Kerr forced the elected PM out of office.

Australian governor-generals are chosen by the prime minister...
(including John Kerr), and can be dismissed by the prime minister. Yes,
we technically have a race condition at the top of our government.

(But finally! An off-topic debian-user politics thread on *Australia*)


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