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Pitcairn Islands Government 1996

    • Names:

        conventional long form:
        Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands

        conventional short form:
        Pitcairn Islands

    • Digraph:

    • Type:
      dependent territory of the UK

    • Capital:

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

    • Independence:
      none (dependent territory of the UK)

    • National holiday:
      Celebration of the Birthday of the Queen (second Saturday in June)

    • Constitution:
      Local Government Ordinance of 1964

    • Legal system:
      local island by-laws

    • Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal with three years residency

    • Executive branch:

        chief of state:
        Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by UK High Commissioner to New Zealand and Governor (non-resident) of the Pitcairn Islands Robert John ALSTON (since NA); Commissioner (non-resident) G.D. HARRAWAY (since NA; is the liaison person between the governor and the Island Council)

        head of government:
        Island Magistrate and Chairman of the Island Council Jay WARREN (since NA)

    • Legislative branch:

        Island Council:
        elections take place each December; last held NA December 1994 (next to be held NA December 1995); results - percent of vote NA; seats - (11 total, 5 elected) all independents

    • Judicial branch:
      Island Court

    • Political parties and leaders:

    • Other political or pressure groups:

    • Member of:

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

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

    • Flag:
      blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Pitcairn Islander coat of arms centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms is yellow, green, and light blue with a shield featuring a yellow anchor

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