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    Niue Government 1995

      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form:
      Digraph: NE
      Type: self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand; Niue fully responsible for internal affairs; New Zealand retains responsibility for external affairs

      Capital: Alofi
      Administrative divisions: none

      Independence: 19 October 1974 (became a self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand on 19 October 1974)
      National holiday: Waitangi Day, 6 February (1840) (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty)

      Constitution: 19 October 1974 (Niue Constitution Act)

      Legal system: English common law
      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by New Zealand Representative Kurt MEYER (since NA)
      head of government: Premier Frank F. LUI (since 12 March 1993; Acting Premier since December 1992)
      cabinet: Cabinet; consists of the premier and three other ministers

      Legislative branch: unicameral
      Legislative Assembly: elections last held on 6 March 1993 (next to be held NA 1996); results - percent of vote NA; seats - (20 total, 6 elected)

      Judicial branch: Appeal Court of New Zealand, High Court

      Political parties and leaders: Niue Island Party (NIP), Young VIVIAN
      Member of: ESCAP (associate), INTELSAT (signatory user), SPARTECA, SPC, SPF

      Diplomatic representation in US: none (self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand)
      US diplomatic representation: none (self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand)

      Flag: yellow with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant; the flag of the UK bears five yellow five-pointed stars - a large one on a blue disk in the center and a smaller one on each arm of the bold red cross

      NOTE: The information regarding Niue on this page is re-published from the 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Niue Government 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Niue Government 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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