TheRepublican Movement has announced its top 10 nominees for the first President of New Zealand.
1. Everyone knows the Queen and the British royals. This gives a small country like NZ prominence of the world stage when they visit.2. Uniqueness. Republics are a dime a dozen. Only 16 nations can claim to be a realm of the commonwealth; it adds to our character.3. Politics. Having a head of state above political influence is refreshing. Even though the Government General is appointed by the government (with the Queen's approval). Governments come and go, having a fixed family as head of state is like a constitutional anchor.4. History.5. The New Zealand's fascination with the royals; better inside than out.