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    Guernsey Government - 1991

      Long-form name: Bailiwick of Guernsey

      Type: British crown dependency

      Capital: Saint Peter Port

      Administrative divisions: none (British crown dependency)

      Independence: none (British crown dependency)

      Constitution: unwritten; partly statutes, partly common law and practice

      Legal system: English law and local statute; justice is administered by the Royal Court

      National holiday: Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)

      Executive branch: British monarch, lieutenant governor, bailiff, deputy bailiff

      Legislative branch: unicameral Assembly of the States

      Judicial branch: Royal Court

      Leaders: Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); Head of Government--Lieutenant Governor Lt. Gen. Sir Michael WILKINS (since 1990); Bailiff Sir Charles FROSSARD (since 1982)

      Political parties and leaders: none; all independents

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: Assembly of the States--last held NA (next to be held NA); results--percent of vote NA; seats--(60 total, 33 elected), all independents

      Communists: none

      Member of: none

      Diplomatic representation: none (British crown dependency)

      Flag: white with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) extending to the edges of the flag

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

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