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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 13 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.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 National Assembly Building, Belmopan
Belmopan
* 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

HISTORY

The National Assembly of Belize, then known as British Honduras was first introduced on 31 December, 1963, replacing the unicameral Legislative Assembly .

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.

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING, BELMOPAN

Since the relocation of the capital to Belmopan, the Parliament has sat at National Assembly Building, Belmopan
Belmopan
since 1970.

SEE ALSO

* Politics of Belize * List of legislatures by country * Prime Minister of Belize
Prime Minister of Belize
* Governor-General of Belize

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