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Guernsey Government 1996

    • Names:

        conventional long form:
        Bailiwick of Guernsey

        conventional short form:

    • Digraph:

    • Type:
      British crown dependency

    • Capital:
      Saint Peter Port

    • Administrative divisions:
      none (British crown dependency)

    • Independence:
      none (British crown dependency)

    • National holiday:
      Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)

    • Constitution:
      unwritten; partly statutes, partly common law and practice

    • Legal system:
      English law and local statute; justice is administered by the Royal Court

    • Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

    • Executive branch:

        chief of state:
        Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)

        head of government:
        Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief Vice-Admiral Sir John COWARD (since NA 1994); Bailiff Mr. Graham Martyn DOREY (since February 1992)

        Advisory and Finance Committee (other committees); appointed by the States

    • Legislative branch:

        Assembly of the States:
        elections last held NA (next to be held NA); results - no percent of vote by party since all are independents; seats - (60 total, 33 elected), all independents

    • Judicial branch:
      Royal Court

    • Political parties and leaders:
      none; all independents

    • Member of:

    • Diplomatic representation in US:
      none (British crown dependency)

    • US diplomatic representation:
      none (British crown dependency)

    • Flag:
      white with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) extending to the edges of the flag

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