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|Houses||Senate (upper house)|
House of Representatives (lower house)
Lee Mark Chang
Since 18 November 2015
Leader of the Opposition
Since 13 January 2017
Senate political groups
|UDP (6) |
House of Representatives political groups
|UDP (19) |
|Appointed by the Governor-General|
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The National Assembly is the bicameral legislature of the nation of Belize. It is divided into the House of Representatives, with 31 members, elected by universal suffrage, and the Senate, with 12 members, appointed by the Governor-General in consultation with the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. The presiding officer of the House is the Speaker, while the Senate is presided over by the President.
The National Assembly has the power to debate and create laws based on the Constitution. It typically meets, both House and Senate, once a month, with other meetings called as necessary.
Since the relocation of the capital to Belmopan, the Parliament has sat at National Assembly Building, Belmopan since 1970.