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    Gibraltar Government - 1990

      Long-form name: none

      Type: dependent territory of the UK

      Capital: Gibraltar

      Administrative divisions: none (colony of the UK)

      Independence: none (colony of the UK)

      Constitution: 30 May 1969

      Legal system: English law

      National holiday: Commonwealth Day (second Monday of March), 12 March 1990

      Executive branch: British monarch, governor, chief minister, Gibraltar Council, Council of Ministers (cabinet)

      Legislative branch: unicameral House of Assembly

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court, Court of Appeal

      Leaders: Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor and Commander in Chief Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter TERRY (since NA 1985); Head of Government--Chief Minister Joe BOSSANO (since NA March 1988)

      Political parties and leaders: Socialist Labor Party (SL), Joe Bossano; Gibraltar Labor Party/Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights (GCL/AACR), Adolfo Canepa; Independent Democratic Party, Joe Pitaluga

      Suffrage: universal at age 18, plus other UK subjects resident six months or more


      House of Assembly: last held on 24 March 1988 (next to be held March 1992); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(18 total, 15 elected) SL 8, GCL/AACR 7

      Communists: negligible

      Other political or pressure groups: Housewives Association, Chamber of Commerce, Gibraltar Representatives Organization

      Diplomatic representation: none (colony of the UK)

      Flag: two horizontal bands of white (top, double-width) and red with a three-towered red castle in the center of the white band; hanging from the castle gate is a gold key centered in the red band

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

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