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    Guam Government - 1991

      Long-form name: Territory of Guam

      Type: organized, unincorporated territory of the US

      Capital: Agana

      Administrative divisions: none (territory of the US)

      Independence: none (territory of the US)

      Constitution: Organic Act of 1 August 1950

      Legal system: NA

      National holiday: Guam Discovery Day (first Monday in March), 6 March 1989

      Executive branch: President of the US, governor, lieutenant governor, Cabinet

      Legislative branch: unicameral Legislature

      Judicial branch: Superior Court of Guam (Federal District Court)

      Leaders: Chief of State--President George BUSH (since 20 January 1989); Head of Government--Governor Joseph A. ADA (since NA November 1986); Lieutenant Governor Frank F. BLAS

      Political parties and leaders: Democratic Party (controls the legislature); Republican Party (party of the Governor)

      Suffrage: universal at age 18; US citizens, but do not vote in US presidential elections

      Elections: Governor--last held on 6 November 1990 (next to be held November 1994); Legislature--last held on 6 November 1990 (next to be held November 1992); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(21 total) Democratic 11, Republican 10; US House of Representatives--last held 6 November 1990 (next to be held November 1992); Guam elects one nonvoting delegate; results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(1 total) Republican 1

      Communists: none

      Note: relations between Guam and the US are under the jurisdiction of the Office of Territorial and International Affairs, US Department of the Interior

      Member of: ESCAP (associate), IOC, SPC

      Diplomatic representation: none (territory of the US)

      Flag: dark blue with a narrow red border on all four sides; centered is a red-bordered, pointed, vertical ellipse containing a beach scene, outrigger canoe with sail, and a palm tree with the word GUAM superimposed in bold red letters

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

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