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Guam


    • Names:

        conventional long form:
        Territory of Guam

        conventional short form:
        Guam

    • Digraph:
      GQ

    • Type:
      organized, unincorporated territory of the US with policy relations between Guam and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Territorial and International Affairs, US Department of the Interior

    • Capital:
      Agana

    • Administrative divisions:
      none (territory of the US)

    • Independence:
      none (territory of the US)

    • National holiday:
      Guam Discovery Day (first Monday in March) (1521); Liberation Day, 21 July

    • Constitution:
      Organic Act of 1 August 1950

    • Legal system:
      modeled on US; federal laws apply

    • Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal; US citizens, but do not vote in US presidential elections

    • Executive branch:

        chief of state:
        President William Jefferson CLINTON (since 20 January 1993); Vice President Albert GORE, Jr. (since 20 January 1993)

        head of government:
        Governor Carl GUTIERREZ (since 8 November 1994); Lieutenant Governor Madeleine BORDALLO (since 8 November 1994); election last held 8 November 1994 (next to be held NA November 1998); results - Carl GUTIERREZ (Democrat) was elected Governor and Madeleine BORDALLO (Democrat) was elected Lieutenant Governor

        cabinet:
        executive departments; heads appointed by the governor with the consent of the Guam legislature

    • Legislative branch:
      unicameral

        Legislature:
        elections last held 8 November 1994 (next to be held NA November 1996); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (21 total) Democrats 14, Republican 7

        US House of Representatives:
        elections last held 8 November 1994 (next to be held NA November 1996); Guam elects one delegate; results - Robert UNDERWOOD was reelected as delegate; seats - (1 total) Democrat 1

    • Judicial branch:
      Federal District Court, Territorial Superior Court

    • Political parties and leaders:
      Democratic Party (controls the legislature); Republican Party (party of the Governor)

    • Member of:
      ESCAP (associate), INTERPOL (subbureau), IOC, SPC

    • Diplomatic representation in US:
      none (territory of the US)

    • US diplomatic representation:
      none (territory of the US)

    • Flag:
      territorial flag is dark blue with a narrow red border on all four sides; centered is a red-bordered, pointed, vertical ellipse containing a beach scene, outrigger canoe with sail, and a palm tree with the word GUAM superimposed in bold red letters; US flag is the national flag






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