Premier of Manitoba
|Premier of Manitoba|
|Government of Manitoba
Office of the Premier
|Reports to||Legislative Assembly|
|Appointer||Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Inaugural holder||Alfred Boyd|
|Formation||September 16, 1870|
The Premier of Manitoba is the first minister for the Canadian province of Manitoba. He or she is the province's head of government and de facto chief executive. The Premier receives his commission to form a government from the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, who represents the Queen at the provincial level.
The Premier is the head of the government, in that he or she is the head of the provincial party with the most seats in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.
The role of the Premier is similar to that of state governors in the United States. After being sworn in, the Premier appoints a provincial cabinet. The Premier also represents the province on a national level, and has talks with other Premiers and the Prime Minister once a year.
Premiers of Manitoba
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