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Nov. 11, 2020 Confirmed

Belize

Belize

Election for Belizean House of Representatives

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Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II*
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Dean BARROW
  • Assembly: Belize has a bicameral National Assembly consisting of the Senate with 12 seats and the House of Representatives with 31 seats.

 

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the governor-general.
  • In the Senate, the 12 members are appointed by the governor-general to serve 5-year terms. In the House of Representatives, the 31 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.