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The structure of government is based on the British parliamentary system, and the legal system is modeled on the common law of England. The current head of state is the Queen of Belize, Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom , who is represented in the country by the Governor-General. However, the cabinet , led by a prime minister ,
The bicameral National Assembly of Belize is composed of a House of Representatives and a Senate . The twenty-nine members of the House are popularly elected to a maximum five-year term and introduce legislation affecting the development of Belize. The Governor-General appoints the twelve members of the Senate, with a Senate president selected by the members. The Senate is responsible for debating and approving bills passed by the House.
Belize is a full participating member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) .
[Taken from : http://en.wikipedia.org ]