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    American Samoa Government - 1990

      Long-form name: Territory of American Samoa

      Type: unincorporated and unorganized territory of the US

      Capital: Pago Pago

      Administrative divisions: none (territory of the US)

      Independence: none (territory of the US)

      Constitution: ratified 1966, in effect 1967

      National holiday: Flag Day, 17 April (1900)

      Executive branch: US president, governor, lieutenant governor

      Legislative branch: bicameral Legislature (Fono) consists of an upper house or Senate and a lower house or House of Representatives

      Judicial branch: High Court

      Leaders: Chief of State--President George BUSH (since 20 January 1989); Vice President Dan QUAYLE (since 20 January 1989); Head of Government--Governor Peter Tali COLEMAN (since 20 January 1989); Lieutenant Governor Galea'i POUMELE (since NA 1989)

      Suffrage: universal at age 18; indigenous inhabitants are US nationals, not US citizens

      Elections: Governor--last held 7 November 1988 (next to be held November 1992); results--Peter T. Coleman was elected (percent of vote NA); Senate--last held 7 November 1988 (next to be held November 1992); results--senators elected by county councils from 12 senate districts; seats--(18 total) number of seats by party NA; House of Representatives--last held 7 November 1988 (next to be held November 1990); results--representatives popularly elected from 17 house districts; seats--(21 total, 20 elected and 1 nonvoting delegate from Swain's Island); US House of Representatives--last held 19 November 1988 (next to be held November 1990); results--Eni R. F. H. Faleomavaega elected as a nonvoting delegate

      Communists: none

      Diplomatic representation: none (territory of the US)

      Flag: blue with a white triangle edged in red that is based on the fly side and extends to the hoist side; a brown and white American bald eagle flying toward the hoist side is carrying two traditional Samoan symbols of authority, a staff and a war club

      Note: administered by the US Department of Interior, Office of Territorial and International Affairs; indigenous inhabitants are US nationals, not citizens of the US

      NOTE: The information regarding American Samoa on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of American Samoa Government 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about American Samoa Government 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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