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POLITICAL PARTIES
Learn more about political party PUP
People's United Party
Juan Antonio "Johnny" BRICENO
Political Leader
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Learn more about political party UDP
United Democratic Party
Dean BARROW
Political Leader
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CONSTITUENCIES
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OVERVIEW OF ELECTORAL SYSTEM
Head of State Inherited monarchy with a Governor General appointed by the British Monarch | Learn more »
Head of Government Prime Minister is appointed by the Governor-General | Learn more »
Structure of Parliament Bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 12 seats and the House of Representatives with 31 seats | Learn more ».
Electoral Law 29 March 1978; Last amendment: 7 July 1998 | Learn more »
Constituencies 31 single-member constituencies
Voting System In the Senate 12 members are appointed by the governor-general to serve a 5-year term. In House of Representatives 31 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve a 5-year term. The Speaker may be designated from outside parliament and becomes a member of parliament by virtue of holding the office of Speaker.
Term of Office 5 years
Voter Requirements

- Age:18 years
- Belize or British Commonwealth citizens who are domiciled or have resided in the country for at least one year immediately before polling day.
- Disqualifications: insanity, undischarged bankruptcy, electoral fraud, sentence to death or imprisonment exceeding one year

Candidate Eligibility and Requirements

- Qualified electors
- Age: 18 years
- Belize citizenship
- Residence in the country for at least one year immediately prior to nomination.
- Ineligibility: allegiance to a foreign State

Electoral Authority Elections and Boundaries Department - Elections and Boundaries Commission
Last Elections 4 November 2015 | Learn more »
Next Elections November 2020
VOTER EDUCATION
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PAST ELECTIONS
Year Specific Date   Winning Party Total
Seats
Voter
Turnout
  Party % Votes Seats
1954 Wed, 28 Apr 1954   People's United Party 65.04% 8 9 70.41%
1957 Wed, 20 Mar 1957   People's United Party 61.32% 9 9 52.74%
1961 Sun, 26 Mar 1961   People's United Party 64.67% 18 18 80.37%
1965 Mon, 1 Mar 1965   People's United Party 57.78% 16 18 71.85%
1969 Fri, 5 Dec 1969   People's United Party 58.85% 17 18 75.03%
1974 Wed, 30 Oct 1974   People's United Party 52.66% 12 18 70.58%
1979 Sat, 24 Nov 1979   People's United Party 52.44% 13 18 89.78%
1984 Fri, 14 Dec 1984   United Democratic Party 54.04% 21 28 74.92%
1989 Mon, 4 Sep 1989   People's United Party 50.87% 15 28 72.62%
1993 Wed, 30 Jun 1993   United Democratic Party 48.71% 16 29 72.10%
1998 Thu, 27 Aug 1998   People's United Party 59.67% 26 29 90.14%
2003 Wed, 5 Mar 2003   People's United Party 53.54% 22 29 79.55%
2008 Thu, 7 Feb 2008   United Democratic Party 55.72% 25 31 77.18%
2012 Wed, 7 Mar 2012   United Democratic Party 50.26% 17 31 73.18%
2015 Wed, 4 Nov 2015   United Democratic Party 72.68% 19 31 72.68%
ELECTION REPORTS
Year Report Download
2008 Report of the Commonwealth Expert Team for the Belize General Election, 7 February 2008 Download
2012 Report of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission for the General and Municipal Elections in Belize, March 7, 2012 Download
2015 Report of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission for the General and Municipal Elections in Belize, November 4, 2015 Download
Key
PUP = People's United Party; UDP=United Democratic Party; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
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