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Anguilla Government 1996

    • Names:

        conventional long form:

        conventional short form:

    • Digraph:

    • Type:
      dependent territory of the UK

    • Capital:
      The Valley

    • Administrative divisions:
      none (dependent territory of the UK)

    • Independence:
      none (dependent territory of the UK)

    • National holiday:
      Anguilla Day, 30 May

    • Constitution:
      Anguilla Constitutional Orders 1 April 1982; amended 1990

    • Legal system:
      based on English common law

    • Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

    • Executive branch:

        chief of state:
        Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor Alan W. SHAVE (since 14 August 1992)

        head of government:
        Chief Minister Hubert HUGHES (since 16 March 1994)

        the House of Assembly

    • Legislative branch:

        House of Assembly:
        elections last held 16 March 1994 (next to be held March 1999); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (11 total, 7 elected) ANA 2, AUP 2, ADP 2, independent 1

    • Judicial branch:
      High Court

    • Political parties and leaders:
      Anguilla National Alliance (ANA); Anguilla United Party (AUP), Hubert HUGHES; Anguilla Democratic Party (ADP), Victor BANKS

    • Member of:
      CARICOM (observer), CDB, INTERPOL (subbureau)

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

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

    • Flag:
      two horizontal bands of white (top, almost triple width) and light blue with three orange dolphins in an interlocking circular design centered in the white band; a new flag may have been in use since 30 May 1990

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