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Government Belize

Executive

The queen/governor-general is the chief of state representing the commonwealth for ceremonies and appoints cabinet from advice of the prime minister. The prime minister advises the governor-general on the executive duties of the government.

The role of queen is hereditary. She appoints the governor-general, who, in turn, appoints the prime minister.

Governor-General: at Her Majesty's discretion; Prime Minister: 5 years

Judicial

Responsible for interpreting and upholding the constitution when conflict's arise, and determining all cases as the most supreme court.

Appointed by governor-general upon advice of prime minister and parliament.

Mandatory retirement age of 75

Legislative

Responsible for passing legislature for the peace, order, and good government of Belize.

The senate comprises 12 members who are appointed by the governor-general. The house of representatives comprises 31 seats elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies.

Source: globaledge.msu.edu
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