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    Falkland Islands Government - 1991

      Long-form name: Colony of the Falkland Islands

      Type: dependent territory of the UK

      Capital: Stanley

      Administrative divisions: none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Independence: none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Constitution: 3 October 1985

      Legal system: English common law

      National holiday: Liberation Day, 14 June (1982)

      Executive branch: British monarch, governor, Executive Council

      Legislative branch: unicameral Legislative Council

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court

      Leaders: Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); Head of Government--Governor William Hugh FULLERTON (since NA 1988)

      Political parties: NA

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: Legislative Council--last held 11 October 1989 (next to be held October 1994); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(10 total, 8 elected) number of seats by party NA

      Member of: ICFTU

      Diplomatic representation: none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Flag: blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Falkland Island coat of arms in a white disk centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms contains a white ram (sheep raising is the major economic activity) above the sailing ship Desire (whose crew discovered the islands) with a scroll at the bottom bearing the motto DESIRE THE RIGHT

      NOTE: The information regarding Falkland Islands 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 Falkland Islands Government 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Falkland Islands Government 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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