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    Anguilla Government - 1991

      Long-form name: none

      Type: dependent territory of the UK

      Capital: The Valley

      Administrative divisions: none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Independence: none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Constitution: 1 April 1982

      Legal system: based on English common law

      National holiday: Anguilla Day, 30 May

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

      Legislative branch: unicameral House of Assembly

      Judicial branch: High Court

      Leaders: Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor Brian G. J. CANTY (since NA 1989); Head of Government--Chief Minister Emile GUMBS (since NA March 1984, served previously from February 1977 to May 1980)

      Political parties and leaders: Anguilla National Alliance (ANA), Emile GUMBS; Anguilla United Party (AUP), Ronald WEBSTER; Anguilla Democratic Party (ADP), Victor BANKS

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: House of Assembly--last held 27 February 1989 (next to be held February 1994); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(11 total, 7 elected) ANA 3, AUP 2, ADP 1, independent 1

      Communists: none

      Member of: CARICOM (observer), CDB

      Diplomatic representation: none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Flag: two horizontal bands of white (top, almost triple width) and light blue with three orange dolphins in an interlocking circular design centered in the white band; a new flag may have been in use since 30 May 1990

      NOTE: The information regarding Anguilla on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Anguilla Government 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Anguilla Government 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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