Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

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Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda
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Incumbent
Gaston Browne

since 13 June 2014
Style The Right Honourable
Term length Five years
Inaugural holder Vere Bird
Formation1 November 1981
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The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda is the head of government of that country.

Antigua and Barbuda Country in the Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda is a country in the West Indies in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands. The permanent population numbers about 81,800 and the capital and largest port and city is St. John's on Antigua. Lying near each other, Antigua and Barbuda are in the middle of the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 17°N of the equator.

The head of government is either the highest or second highest official in the executive branch of a sovereign state, a federated state, or a self-governing colony, who often presides over a cabinet, a group of ministers or secretaries who lead executive departments. "Head of government" is often differentiated from "head of state", as they may be separate positions, individuals, or roles depending on the country.

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Chief Minister of Antigua (1960–1967)

Incumbent
(Birth–Death)
PortraitTenurePolitical affiliation
Took officeLeft office
1 Vere Bird
(1910–1999)
No image.png 1 January 196027 February 1967  Antigua Labour Party

Premiers of Antigua (1967–1981)

Incumbent
(Birth–Death)
PortraitTenurePolitical affiliation
Took officeLeft office
1 Vere Bird
(1910–1999)
(1st time)
No image.png 27 February 196714 February 1971  Antigua Labour Party
2 George Walter
(1928–2008)
No image.png 14 February 19711 February 1976  Progressive Labour Movement
(1) Vere Bird
(1910–1999)
(2nd time)
No image.png 1 February 19761 November 1981  Antigua Labour Party

Prime Ministers of Antigua and Barbuda (1981–present)

Incumbent
(Birth–Death)
PortraitTenurePolitical affiliation
Took officeLeft office
1 Vere Bird
(1910–1999)
No image.png 1 November 19819 March 1994  Antigua Labour Party
2 Lester Bird
(1938–)
No image.png 9 March 199424 March 2004  Antigua Labour Party
3 Baldwin Spencer
(1948–)
Baldwin Spencer.jpg 24 March 200413 June 2014  United Progressive Party
4 Gaston Browne
(1967–)
Gaston Browne and Anton Bakov cropped.jpg 13 June 2014Incumbent  Antigua Labour Party

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Politics of Antigua and Barbuda

The politics of Antigua and Barbuda takes place in a framework of a unitary parliamentary representative democratic monarchy, wherein the Sovereign of Antigua and Barbuda is the head of state, appointing a Governor-General to act as vice-regal representative in the nation. A Prime Minister is appointed by the Governor-General as the head of government, and of a multi-party system; the Prime Minister advises the Governor-General on the appointment of a Council of Ministers. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of the Parliament. The bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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This is a list of the Prime Ministers of the West Indies Federation, consisting of ten provinces: Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Trinidad and Tobago. The Federation was formed on 3 January 1958, and was formally dissolved on 31 May 1962.

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2004 Antiguan general election

General elections were held in Antigua and Barbuda on 23 March 2004. The result was a victory for the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), which defeated the incumbent Antigua Labour Party. Baldwin Spencer, leader of the UPP, replaced Lester Bird as Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, with Bird being one of eight Labour MPs to lose his seat. Spencer became only the second Prime Minister from outside the Bird family or the Labour Party.

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Monarchy of Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth realm, with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch and head of state since 1 November 1981. As such she is Antigua and Barbuda's sovereign and officially called Queen of Antigua and Barbuda.

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Antigua and Barbuda maintains diplomatic relations with the United States, Canada the United Kingdom, and the People's Republic of China, as well as with many Latin American countries and neighbouring Eastern Caribbean states. It is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organization of American States, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, Petrocaribe and the Eastern Caribbean's Regional Security System (RSS).

Vere Bird Jr. was an Antiguan lawyer and politician who served as chairman of the Antigua Labour Party (ALP) and a government minister. He is the son of Vere Bird, the former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, and brother of Lester Bird, who later held the same position.

2014 Antiguan general election

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Gaston Browne Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

Gaston Alfonso Browne is the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. He has been the island’s leader since 2014. Before entering politics, he was a banker and businessman.

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Antigua and Barbuda–India relations refers to the international relations that exist between Antigua and Barbuda and India. The High Commissioner of India in Georgetown, Guyana is concurrently accredited to Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua and Barbuda maintains an Honorary Consulate General in New Delhi.