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    Niue Government - 1989

      Long-form name: none

      Type: self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand

      Capital: Alofi

      Administrative divisions: none

      Independence: none (self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand)

      Constitution: no formal, written constitution

      Legal system: English common law

      National holiday: Waitangi Day (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty), 6 February (1840)

      Branches: executive consists of a Cabinet of four members--the premier (elected by the Assembly) and three ministers (chosen by the premier from among Assembly members); Legislative Assembly consists of 20 members (14 village representatives and six elected on a common roll); if requested by the Assembly, New Zealand will also legislate for the island

      Leaders: @m5Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by New Zealand Representative John SPRINGFORD (since 1974) @m5Head of Government--Premier Sir Robert R. REX (since early 1950s)

      Suffrage: universal adult

      Elections: every three years; last election held March 1987

      Member of: ESCAP (associate member), SPF

      Diplomatic representation: none (self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand)

      Flag: yellow with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant; the flag of the UK bears five yellow five-pointed stars--a large one on a blue disk in the center and a smaller one on each arm of the bold red cross

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

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