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    Gibraltar Government - 1989

      Long-form name: none

      Type: colony of the UK

      Capital: Gibraltar

      Administrative divisions: none (colony of the UK)

      Independence: none (colony of the UK)

      Constitution: 30 May 1969

      Legal system: English law

      National holiday: Commonwealth Day (second Monday of March), 13 March 1989

      Branches: parliamentary system comprising the Gibraltar House of the Assembly (15 elected members and 3 ex officio members), the Council of Ministers headed by the chief minister, and the Gibraltar Council; the governor is appointed by the crown

      Leaders: @m5Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor and Commander in Chief Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter TERRY (since NA 1985); @m5Head of Government--Chief Minister Joe BOSSANO (since NA March 1988)

      Suffrage: all adult Gibraltarians, plus other UK subjects resident six months or more

      Elections: every four years; last held in March 1988

      Political parties and leaders: Socialist Labor Party, Joe Bossano; Gibraltar Labor Party/Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights (GCL/AACR), Adolfo Canepa; Independent Democratic Party, Joe Pitaluga

      Voting strength: (March 1988) House of the Assembly--Socialist Labor, 8 seats; GCL/AACR, 7 seats

      Communists: negligible

      Other political or pressure groups: Housewives Association, Chamber of Commerce, Gibraltar Representatives Organization

      Diplomatic representation: none (colony of the UK)

      Flag: two horizontal bands of white (top, double-width) and red with a three-towered red castle in the center of the white band; hanging from the castle gate is a gold key centered in the red band

      NOTE: The information regarding Gibraltar on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gibraltar Government 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gibraltar Government 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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