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The Houses of Parliament Document Library is an online repository of thousands of documents. Documents can be located by searching for a word or phrase contained within the text of the document.
 
 

Head of State

Dr. Cécile La Grenade was sworn-in as Governor-General of Grenada on 7 May 2013 as the nation's first female Governor-General.

Bills & Legislation

Bills v Acts. A Bill is a draft law; it becomes an Act if it is approved by a majority in the House of Representatives and The Senate, and formally agreed to by the Governor-General (known as Assent).
 
 

The Prime Minister

The Keith Mitchell led New National Party (NNP) was re-elected for a second successive term with a landslide victory over the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The NNP won all of the 15 seats. Dr. Mitchell was sworn in as Prime Minister on 16 March 2018.

The House of Representatives

The House of Representatives is the focal point of parliamentary activity and public attention, the grand forum of the nation, where major national and international issues are debated.
 
 

The Leader of the Opposition

On July 1st 2018 V. Nazim Burke resigned as the Political Leader of the NDC during an NDC Council Meeting. Joseph Andall has been appointed interim leader until the party holds it next Convention at a date to be announced.
 

The Senate

All bills must be passed by the Senate before they can become law and it has the constitutional right to reject any bill, and keep on rejecting it as long as it sees fit.
 
 
 

Ministerial Porfolios

Seven of the 15 members of the new House of Representatives are women. First time MPs Kindra Maturine Stewart, Kate Skeeter-Lewis, and Pamela Moses, have joined returning MPs Clarice Modeste-Curwen, Emmalin Pierre, Yolande Bain-Horsford, and Delma Thomas.
 

Overview

Parliament consists of the Queen, represented by the Governor General, the Senate and the House of Representatives.  The Governor-General summons Parliament, brings its session to an end by prorogation, and formally assents to every bill before it can become law.  In practice, he exercises all these powers on the advice of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.
 
The passage of legislation depends on the participation of all three component parts of Parliament.  A bill must be agreed to by both Houses and receive the Royal Assent before it can become an Act of Parliament.  The powers of the Senate and the House of Representatives are constitutionally equal except that financial legislation may not be introduced in the Senate.
 
All Senators are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
 
The House of Representatives is directly elected by the people, and although by tradition the Senate is the Upper House and the House of Representatives is the Lower House, it is the House of Representatives which plays the predominant part in the parliamentary system.

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