Not necessarily. The Copts have a pope too. Pope Shenouda III died last week aged 88. Before he was buried he was seated on his throne in gown and crown. They do things differently in Egypt:
Tradition dictates that a blindfolded child will decide the next pope for Egypt’s 12 million Coptic Christians.
The voters in Hutt South may like to consider this as an alternative to their usual candidate selection process.