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Governor General is a representative of a head of state. The term is mostly used in Commonwealth countries, where the governor general is a representative of the monarch.

Sometimes the title is spelled as Governor General, which is used in Canada,[1] but sometimes it is spelled with a hyphen "-", Governor-General, which is the spelling used in Australia.[2]

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  1. "Biography". Retrieved 2007-09-03. "Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada" 
  2. "Welcome". Retrieved 2007-09-03. "Welcome to the official web site of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia"