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    Pitcairn Islands Government - 1990

      Long-form name: Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands

      Type: dependent territory of the UK

      Capital: Adamstown

      Administrative divisions: none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Independence: none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Constitution: Local Government Ordinance of 1964

      Legal system: local island by-laws

      National holiday: Celebration of the Birthday of the Queen (second Saturday in June), 10 June 1989

      Executive branch: British monarch, governor, island magistrate

      Legislative branch: unicameral Island Council

      Judicial branch: Island Court

      Leaders: Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by the Governor and UK High Commissioner to New Zealand Robin A. C. BYATT (since NA 1988); Head of Government--Island Magistrate and Chairman of the Island Council Brian YOUNG (since NA 1985)

      Political parties and leaders: NA

      Suffrage: universal at age 18 with three years residency

      Elections: Island Council--last held NA (next to be held NA); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(11 total, 5 elected) number of seats by party NA

      Communists: none

      Other political or pressure groups: NA

      Diplomatic representation: none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Flag: blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Pitcairn Islander coat of arms centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms is yellow, green, and light blue with a shield featuring a yellow anchor

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

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