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    Jersey Government - 1989

      Long-form name: Bailiwick of Jersey

      Type: crown dependency of the UK

      Capital: Saint Helier

      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 Assembly of the States (legislature) but not vote; the Assembly is presided over by the bailiff who has a right of dissent and a casting vote; it consists of 12 senators (elected for six years), 12 constables (triennial), and 29 deputies (triennial); the crown is ultimately responsible for the island's good government

      Leaders: @m5Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); @m5Head of Government--Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief Adm. Sir William PILLAR (since NA 1985); Bailiff and President of the Assembly of the States and the Royal Court Peter CRILL (since NA 1975)

      Suffrage: universal adult

      Elections: NA

      Communists: probably none

      Diplomatic representation: none (crown dependency of the UK)

      Flag: white with the diagonal red cross of St. Patrick (patron saint of Ireland) extending to the corners of the flag

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

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