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Vice governor

A lieutenant governor or lieutenant-governor is a high officer of state, whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction, but is often the deputy or lieutenant to or ranking under a governor — a "second-in-command". In many Commonwealth of Nations states, a lieutenant governor is the representative of the monarch and act as the nominal chief executive officer of the state, province or territory they received appointment, although by convention the lieutenant governor delegates actual executive power to the premier of a province.

In the United States, lieutenant governors are usually second-in-command to a state governor, and the actual power held by the lieutenant governor varies greatly from state to state.


The Netherlands has a Lieutenant governor (Dutch: gezaghebber) in each of the three special municipalities on the islands in the Caribbean Netherlands; Saba, Bonaire, and Sint Eustatius, where their function is similar to a Mayor in the European Netherlands.

Netherlands Antilles

In the Netherlands Antilles, the Lieutenant governor (Dutch: gezaghebber) was head of the governing council of the island territories which formed a level of decentral government until the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles.

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