Premier of the Northwest Territories

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The Premier of the Northwest Territories is the first minister for the Northwest Territories, Canada. They are the territory's head of government and de facto chief executive, although their powers are considerably smaller than that of a provincial premier.

Unlike other Premiers who are appointed by a Lieutenant Governor or Commissioner on account of their leadership of a majority bloc in the legislature, the Premier of the Northwest Territories is directly elected by the non-partisan legislature in accordance with the system of consensus government.

Before 1994, the term Government Leader was used instead.

The current Premier of the Northwest Territories is Joe Handley.

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