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     United Democratic Party (19)

HM Most Loyal Opposition

     People's United Party
People's United Party
(12)

Elections

Voting system

First-past-the-post

Last election

4 November 2015

Meeting place

National Assembly Building of Belize Independence Hill Belmopan Belize

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http://www.governmentofbelize.gov.bz

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The House of Representatives of Belize
Belize
is one of two chambers of the National Assembly, the other being the Senate. It was created under the 1981 constitution. Members are commonly called "Area Representatives." Area Representatives are elected by winning a majority of votes in their respective constituencies under the first-past-the-post system. The body is directly descended from the British Honduras
British Honduras
Legislative Assembly created in 1954 with nine elected members. It has been expanded several times since: to 18 in 1961, 28 in 1984, 29 in 1993 and finally to 31 in 2008. The leader of the majority party in the Belize
Belize
House typically becomes Prime Minister of Belize.

Contents

1 Current members of the House of Representatives by district 2 Elections

2.1 Next election 2.2 Past elections

3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Current members of the House of Representatives by district[edit] The elected representatives and their constituencies according to the Elections and Boundaries Department are:[1]

Belize
Belize
District

Caribbean Shores: Kareem Musa (PUP) Freetown: Francis W. Fonseca (PUP), Pickstock: Wilfred "Sedi" Elrington (UDP) Fort George: Said Musa (PUP) Lake Independence: Cordel Hyde (PUP) Albert: Tracy Ann Panton (UDP) Collet: Patrick Jason Faber (UDP) Deputy Prime Minister Mesopotamia: Michael Finnegan (UDP) Queen's Square: Dean Barrow
Dean Barrow
(UDP), Prime Minister Port Loyola: Anthony "Boots" Martinez (UDP) Belize
Belize
Rural North: Edmond Castro (UDP) Belize
Belize
Rural South: Jose Manuel "Junior" Heredia (UDP) Belize
Belize
Rural Central: Beverly Williams (UDP)

Orange Walk District

Orange Walk North: Gaspar "Gapi" Vega (UDP) Orange Walk Central: Juan "Johnny" Antonio Briceño (PUP) Leader of the Opposition Orange Walk East: Elodio Aragon Jr. (UDP) Orange Walk South: Jose Abelardo Mai (PUP)

Cayo District

Cayo North: Omar Figueroa (UDP) Cayo South: Julius Espat (PUP) Cayo West: Erwin Rafael Contreras (UDP) Cayo Central: Rene Montero (UDP) Cayo North East: Orlando Habet (PUP) Belmopan: John B. Saldivar (UDP)

Corozal District

Corozal North: Hugo Amilcar Patt (UDP) Corozal South West: Angel Campos (UDP) Corozal Bay: Pablo Marin (UDP) Corozal South East: Florencio Julian Marin (PUP)

Stann Creek District

Dangriga: Frank Mena (UDP) Stann Creek West: Rodwell Ferguson (PUP)

Toledo District

Toledo West: Ruben Oscar Requena (PUP) Toledo East: Mike Espat (PUP)

Elections[edit] Next election[edit] Main article: Next Belizean general election According to Section 84 of the Constitution of Belize, the National Assembly must be dissolved "five years from the date when the two Houses of the former National Assembly first met" unless dissolved sooner by the Governor-General of Belize
Belize
upon the advice of the prime minister.[2] and the election held within three months of the dissolution.[2] The current parliament first met on Friday 13 November 2015,[3] so the next election must be held no later than 13 February 2021. Past elections[edit]

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See also: Belizean general election, 2015 The most recent general election to the House of Representatives, held on 4 November 2015,[4] was the 15th since 1954 when universal literate adult suffrage was introduced, and the 8th since independence from the United Kingdom in 1981. The United Democratic Party led by Dean Barrow increased its majority from 17 seats to 19 seats.[5][6] While the People's United Party
People's United Party
won 12 seats.[6] See also[edit]

List of Speakers of the House of Representatives of Belize

References[edit]

^ General Elections 2012, Elections and Boundaries Department, 7 March 2012. ^ a b " Belize
Belize
/ Belice: Constitution 1981". Political Database of the Americas. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2017.  ^ "CEREMONIAL OPENING OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FRIDAY, 13th NOVEMBER, 2015 THRONE SPEECH DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, THE GOVERNOR GENERAL, SIR COLVILLE YOUNG" (PDF). Caribbean Elections. Retrieved 12 January 2017.  ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-08. Retrieved 2015-11-08.  ^ Garcia, David Alire. " Belize
Belize
PM Barrow wins record third consecutive term", Reuters, 5 November 2015. (accessed 5 November 2015) ^ a b "Election Results". Breaking Belize
Belize
News. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 

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