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    Netherlands Antilles Government - 1990

      Long-form name: none

      Type: part of the Dutch realm--full autonomy in internal affairs granted in 1954

      Capital: Willemstad

      Administrative divisions: none (part of the Dutch realm)

      Independence: none (part of the Dutch realm)

      Constitution: 29 December 1954, Statute of the Realm of the Netherlands, as amended

      Legal system: based on Dutch civil law system, with some English common law influence

      National holiday: Queen's Day, 30 April (1938)

      Executive branch: Dutch monarch, governor, prime minister, vice prime minister, Council of Ministers (cabinet)

      Legislative branch: Parliament (Staten)

      Judicial branch: Joint High Court of Justice

      Leaders: Chief of State--Queen BEATRIX Wilhelmina Armgard (since 30 April 1980), represented by Governor General Jaime SALEH (since October 1989); Head of Government--Prime Minister Maria LIBERIA-PETERS (since 17 May 1988, previously served from September 1984 to November 1985)

      Political parties and leaders: political parties are indigenous to each

      island: Curacao--National People's Party (NVP), Maria Liberia-Peters; New Antilles Movement (MAN), Domenico Felip Martina; Democratic Party of Curacao (DP), Augustus Diaz; Workers' Liberation Front (FOL), Wilson (Papa) Godett; Socialist Independent (SI), George Hueck and Nelson Monte; Bonaire--New Force, Rudy Ellis; Democratic Party of Bonaire (PDB), John Evert (Jopie) Abraham; Sint Maarten--Democratic Party of Sint Maarten, Claude Wathey; Patriotic Movement of Sint Maarten, Romeo Paplophlet; Sint Eustatius--Democratic Party of Sint Eustatius, Albert K. Van Putten; Windward Islands People's Movement (WIPM), Eric Henriquez; Saba--Windward Islands People's Movement (WIPM Saba), Will Johnston; Saba Democratic Labor Movement, Vernon Hassell; Saba Unity Party, Carmen Simmonds

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: Parliament--last held on 22 November 1985 (next to be held November 1989); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(22 total) PNP 6, MAN 4, DP-Curacao 3, DP-St. Maarten 3, DP-Bonaire 2, DP-St. Eustatius 1, FOL 1, UPB 1, WIPM 1; note--the government of Prime Minister Maria Liberia-Peters is a coalition of several parties

      Communists: small leftist groups

      Member of: EC (associate), INTERPOL; associated with UN through the Netherlands; UPU, WMO

      Diplomatic representation: as an autonomous part of the Netherlands, Netherlands Antillean interests in the US are represented by the Netherlands; US--Consul General Sharon P. WILKINSON; Consulate General at St. Anna Boulevard 19, Willemstad, Curacao (mailing address P. O. Box 158, Willemstad, Curacao); telephone p599o (9) 613066

      Flag: white with a horizontal blue stripe in the center superimposed on a vertical red band also centered; five white five-pointed stars are arranged in an oval pattern in the center of the blue band; the five stars represent the five main islands of Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten

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

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