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    Guernsey Government - 1989

      Long-form name: Bailiwick of Guernsey

      Type: crown dependency of the UK

      Capital: St. Peter Port

      Administrative divisions: none (crown dependency of the UK)

      Independence: none (crown dependency of the UK)

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

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

      National holiday: Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)

      Branches: the lieutenant governor and commander in chief is the personal representative of the crown and is entitled to sit and speak in the States of Deliberation (parliament); parliament is composed of the bailiff (president ex officio), 12 conseillers, 2 nonvoting law officers of the crown, 33 popularly elected people's deputies, 10 douzaine representatives, 2 representatives of the States of Alderney; States of Election (electoral college) elects jurats and conseillers--it is composed of the bailiff, 12 jurats, 12 conseillers, 2 law officers, 33 people's deputies, 34 douzaine representatives, and 4 Alderney representatives (for election of conseillers only); Alderney has its own popularly elected president and states (12 members) and its own court; Sark has mixture of feudal and popular government

      Leaders: @m5Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); @m5Head of Government--Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief Lt. Gen. Sir Alexander BOSWELL (since 1985); Bailiff and President of the States Sir Charles FROSSARD (since 1982)

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: held every three years

      Communists: none

      Diplomatic representation: none (crown dependency of the UK)

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

      NOTE: The information regarding Guernsey 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 Guernsey Government 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guernsey Government 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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