Leaders of Belize
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Note: the British Monarch is the head of the State. He is represented by a Governor-General. Independence proclaimed on 21 Sep 1981.

Parties: PUP: People's United Party; UDP: United Democratic Party


Prime Ministers
Chief Ministers
George Cadle Price      7 Apr 1961 -  1 Jan 1964 (+2011) PUP 

Prime Ministers
George Cadle Price      1 Jan 1964 - 17 Dec 1984 (+2011) PUP (*)
Manuel Esquivel        17 Dec 1984 -  7 Nov 1989         UDP
George Cadle Price      7 Nov 1989 -  3 Jul 1993 (+2011) PUP
Manuel Esquivel         3 Jul 1993 - 28 Aug 1998         UDP
Said Wilbert Musa      28 Aug 1998 -  8 Feb 2008         PUP
Dean Oliver Barrow      8 Feb 2008 -                     UDP

(*) Prime minister of an independent state only from 21 Sep 1981.
Governors-General
Elmira Minita Gordon   21 Sep 1981 - 17 Nov 1993 
Colville Norbert Young 17 Nov 1993 -             

Leaders of PUP
John Smith             1950-1952 (+2012)
Leigh Richardson       1952-1956                        
George Cadle Price     1956-1996 (+2011)               
Said Wilbert Musa      1996-2008     
Juan Antonio Briceño   2008-2001
Francis Fonseca        2011-2016
Juan Antonio Briceño   2016-         

The PUP was founded on 29 Sep 1950.
Leaders of UDP
Leaders
Dean Lindo             1974-1979
Theodore Aranda        1979-1982
Curl Thompson          1982–1983
Manuel Esquivel        1983-1998                 
Dean Oliver Barrow     1998-

Chairman
Manuel Esquivel        1976-1982                 

The UDP was founded on 27 Sep 1973 from the merger of the liberal Party (LP), the National Independence Party (NIP) and the People's Development Movement (PDM).

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