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List of heads of state of Belize

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This is a list of the heads of state of Belize, from the independence of Belize in 1981 to the present day.

From 1981 the head of state under the Belize Act 1981 is the Queen of Belize, Elizabeth II, who is also the Monarch of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. The Queen is represented in Belize by a Governor-General.

Monarch (1981–present)

The succession to the throne is the same as the succession to the British throne.

Monarch
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Reign Royal House Prime Minister(s)
Reign start Reign end Duration
1 Queen Elizabeth II
(1926–)
Queen Elizabeth II in March 2015.jpg 21 September 1981 Incumbent 38 years, 362 days Windsor Price
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Musa
Barrow

Governor-General

The Governor-General is the representative of the Monarch in Belize and exercises most of the powers of the Monarch. The Governor-General is appointed for an indefinite term, serving at the pleasure of the Monarch. After the passage of the Statute of Westminster 1931, the Governor-General is appointed solely on the advice of the Cabinet of Belize without the involvement of the British government. In the event of a vacancy the Chief Justice served as Officer Administering the Government.

Status
  Denotes Chief Justice acting as Officer Administering the Government
Governor-General
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Monarch Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Dame Elmira Minita Gordon
(1930–)
No image.png 21 September 1981 17 November 1993 12 years, 57 days Elizabeth II Price
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2 Sir Colville Young
(1932–)
Colville Young 2013.jpg 17 November 1993 Incumbent 26 years, 305 days Elizabeth II Esquivel
Musa
Barrow

Standards

Living former heads of state

There is one living former Belizean Head of State:

Image Name Term/Reign Office Date of birth
No image.png Dame Elmira Minita Gordon 1981–1993 Governor-General of Belize (1930-12-30) 30 December 1930 (age 89)

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