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The Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart - Prime Minister of Barbados

Barbados has a representative Democratic Government. The island is divided into thirty constituencies. At a General Election, the representatives from each constituency are voted for by their constituents. The party winning the most seats in the House of Assembly will then become the leading party. If the leader of the winning party also wins his seat, he becomes the Prime Minister, if he loses his seat the party must elect another to take his place as Prime Minister. The Prime Minister then appoints his Government ministers.

The Government of Barbados is currently run by the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) which was victorious in the last elections held February 21st, 2013. In that election, the Democratic Labour Party won 16 of the 30 seats. The remaining 14 seats were won by the main opposition, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP).

The Democratic Labour Party which is serving a second consecutive term in power, is headed by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart.

Parliament buildings of Barbados
Parliament Buildings were the House of Assembly and Senate meet weekly

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