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The Leader of the Opposition is the name given to the leader of the largest party not in government in a Westminster System of parliamentary government. The Leader of the Opposition is often seen as the alternative Prime Minister, Premier or Chief Minister. They lead an alternative government known as the Shadow Cabinet or Opposition Front Bench.

In many Commonwealth realms the full title is Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition. This is not used in Australia. It is the duty of the Opposition party to ask questions to the Prime Minister or other ministers during Question Time.

The following is a list of Leaders of the Opposition:

  • Leader of the Opposition (Australia)
    • Leader of the Opposition (Australian Capital Territory)
    • Leader of the Opposition (New South Wales)
    • Leader of the Opposition (Northern Territory)
    • Leader of the Opposition (Queensland)
    • Leader of the Opposition (South Australia)
    • Leader of the Opposition (Tasmania)
    • Leader of the Opposition (Victoria)
    • Leader of the Opposition (Western Australia)
  • Leader of the Opposition (Canada)
    • Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Canada)
    • Leader of the Opposition (Alberta)
    • Leader of the Opposition (British Columbia)
    • Leader of the Opposition (Manitoba)
    • Leader of the Opposition (New Brunswick)
    • Leader of the Opposition (Newfoundland and Labrador)
    • Leader of the Opposition (Nova Scotia)
    • Leader of the Opposition (Ontario)
    • Leader of the Opposition (PEI)
    • Leader of the Official Opposition (Quebec)
    • Leader of the Opposition (Saskatchewan)
    • Leader of the Opposition (Yukon)
  • Leader of the Opposition (Dominica)
  • Leader of the Opposition (Fiji)
  • Leader of the Opposition (India)
  • Leader of the Opposition (Ireland)
  • Leader of the Opposition (Israel)
  • Leader of the Opposition (Malaysia)
  • Leader of the Opposition (Malta)
  • Leader of the Opposition (New Zealand)
  • Leader of the Opposition (Pakistan)
  • Leader of the Opposition (Sri Lanka)
  • Leader of the Opposition (South Africa)
  • Leader of the Opposition (Spain)
  • Leader of the Opposition (Thailand)
  • Leader of the Opposition (United Kingdom)

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