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    Man, Isle of Government - 1989

      Long-form name: none

      Type: crown dependency of the UK

      Capital: Douglas

      Administrative divisions: none (self-governing crown dependency of the UK)

      Independence: none (self-governing crown dependency of the UK)

      Constitution: 1961, Isle of Man Constitution Act

      Legal system: English law and local statute

      National holiday: Tynwald Day, 5 July

      Branches: the Tynwald (parliament) consists of the lieutenant governor, appointed by and representative of the crown; the Legislative Council (upper house), which includes members indirectly elected by the House of Keys and certain ex officio members; and the elected 24-member House of Keys (lower house); an executive council carries out administrative actions; the crown has ultimate responsibility for the island's government

      Leaders: @m5Chief of State Lord of Mann Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Lieutenant Governor Maj. Gen. Laurence NEW (since 1985); @m5Head of Government--President of the Legislative Council J. C. NIVISON (since 1985)

      Suffrage: universal at age 21

      Elections: every five years

      Political parties and leaders: there is no party system and members sit as independents

      Communists: probably none

      Diplomatic representation: none (self-governing crown dependency of the UK)

      Flag: red with the Three Legs of Man emblem (@m5Trinacria), in the center; the three legs are joined at the thigh and bent at the knee; in order to have the toes pointing clockwise on both sides of the flag, a two-sided emblem is used

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

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