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The Parliament of Barbados
Type
Type
Leadership
President of the Senate
Kerryann Ifill (DLP)
Speaker
Michael A. Carrington
Structure
Seats 51 (21 Senators, 30 MPs)
Political groups
Democratic Labour Party - DLP
Barbados Labour Party - BLP
7 non-affiliated peers
Meeting place
The Public Buildings
Website
http://www.barbadosparliament.com/

The Parliament of Barbados is the national legislature of Barbados. The Parliament is bicameral, meaning there are 2 houses. The Senate is the Upper house. The House of Assembly is the Lower house. Parliament is in the national capital Bridgetown in Saint Michael.

Senate

The Senate is made up of twenty-one Senators and The Queen. The Queen is represented by the Governor-General. Senators are appointed. The term is 5 years.

House of Assembly

The House has thirty Members of Parliament (MPs). There is also the Honourable Speaker of the House. Members of the House are elected. The term is 5 years. The next election is due to be scheduled by January 2013.

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