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    Montserrat Government - 1990

      Long-form name: none

      Type: dependent territory of the UK

      Capital: Plymouth

      Administrative divisions: 3 parishes; Saint Anthony, Saint Georges, Saint Peter

      Independence: none (colony of the UK)

      Constitution: 1 January 1960

      Legal system: English common law and statute law

      National holiday: Celebration of the Birthday of the Queen (second Saturday of June)

      Executive branch: monarch, governor, Executive Council (cabinet), chief minister

      Legislative branch: unicameral Legislative Council

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court

      Leaders: Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor Christopher J. TURNER (since 1987); Head of Government--Chief Minister John A. OSBORNE (since 1978)

      Political parties and leaders: People's Liberation Movement (PLM), John Osborne; Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), Howell Bramble; United National Front (UNF), Dr. George Irish; National Development Party (NDP), Bertrand Osborne

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: Legislative Council--last held on 25 August 1987 (next to be held NA 1992); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(11 total, 7 elected) PLM 4, NDP 2, PDP 1

      Communists: probably none

      Diplomatic representation: none (colony of the UK)

      Flag: blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Montserratian coat of arms centered in the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms features a woman standing beside a yellow harp with her arm around a black cross

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

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