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    Faroe Islands Government - 1990

      Long-form name: none

      Type: part of the Danish realm; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark

      Capital: Torshavn

      Administrative divisions: none (self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark)

      Independence: part of the Danish realm; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark

      Constitution: Danish

      Legal system: Danish

      National holiday: Birthday of the Queen, 16 April (1940)

      Executive branch: Danish monarch, high commissioner, prime minister, deputy prime minister, Cabinet (Landsstyri)

      Legislative branch: unicameral Parliament (Logting)

      Judicial branch: none

      Leaders: Chief of State--Queen MARGRETHE II (since 14 January 1972), represented by High Commissioner Bent KLINTE (since NA); Head of Government--Prime Minister Jogvan SUNDSTEIN (since 17 January 1989)

      Political parties and leaders: four-party ruling coalition--People's Party, Jogvan Sundstein; Republican Party, Signer Hansen; Progressive and Fishing Industry Party combined with the Christian People's Party (CPP-PFIP); Home Rule Party, Hilmar Kass; opposition--Social Democratic Party, Atli P. Dam; Cooperation Coalition Party, Pauli Ellefsen; Progress Party

      Suffrage: universal at age 20

      Elections: Parliament--last held 8 November 1988 (next to be held November 1992); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(32 total) three-party coalition 21 (People's Party 8, Cooperation Coalition Party 7, Republican Party 6); Social Democrat 7, CPP-PFIP 2, Home Rule 2

      Communists: insignificant number

      Member of: Nordic Council

      Diplomatic representation: none (self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark)

      Flag: white with a red cross outlined in blue that extends to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag)

      NOTE: The information regarding Faroe Islands 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 Faroe Islands Government 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Faroe Islands Government 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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