Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Politics
Curious about politics in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines? This page may shed some light.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy, with Elizabeth II as Queen of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. She does not reside in the islands and is represented as head of state in the country by the Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, currently Susan Dougan (since 1 August 2019).
The office of Governor-General has mostly ceremonial functions including the opening of the islands’ House of Assembly and the appointment of various government officials. Control of the government rests with the elected Prime Minister and his or her cabinet.
The current Prime Minister is Ralph Gonsalves, elected in 2001 as head of the Unity Labour Party.