Bermuda: Political structure

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Country Data and Maps
Institution
Economist Intelligence Unit
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Topic
Politics, Summary, Political structure
Political Geography
Bermuda

Official name

Bermuda

Form of state

Representative democracy; UK Overseas Territory

Head of state

Queen Elizabeth II, represented by a UK-appointed governor (currently John Rankin) who is responsible for defence, external affairs and internal security

The executive

The premier, chosen from the majority party, heads a cabinet of no more than 14 members of the legislature

Legislature

Bicameral; the Senate (the upper house) consists of 11 members, five appointed by the governor on the advice of the premier, three on the advice of the leader of the opposition and three by the governor at his discretion; the 36-member House of Assembly (the lower house) is directly elected for a maximum term of five years

Legal system

Bermuda's laws and legal system are based on the UK model; the ultimate court of appeal is the UK Privy Council

Elections

The last general election took place on October 1st 2020; the next election is due in 2025

Government

The Progressive Labour Party (PLP) holds 25 seats in the 36-member House of Assembly

Main political organisations

Government: PLP

Opposition: One Bermuda Alliance (OBA)

Main members of cabinet

Governor: John Rankin

Premier: David Burt

Deputy premier & home affairs: Walter Roban

Key ministers

Attorney-general: Kathy Lightbourne-Simmons

Cabinet Office: Wayne Furbert

Education: Diallo Rabain

Finance: Curtis Dickinson

Health: Kim Wilson

Labour, community affairs & sports: Lovitta Foggo

National security: Renee Ming

Public works: David Burch

Tourism & transport: Neville Tyrrell

CEO of the Bermuda Monetary Authority

Jeremy Cox

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