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    Man, Isle of Government - 1991

      Long-form name: none

      Type: British crown dependency

      Capital: Douglas

      Administrative divisions: none (British crown dependency)

      Independence: none (British crown dependency)

      Constitution: 1961, Isle of Man Constitution Act

      Legal system: English law and local statute

      National holiday: Tynwald Day, 5 July

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

      Legislative branch: bicameral Tynwald consists of an upper house or Legislative Council and a lower house or House of Keys

      Judicial branch: High Court of Justice

      Leaders: Chief of State--Lord of Mann Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Lieutenant Governor Air Marshal Sir Laurence JONES (since NA 1990); Head of Government--President of the Legislative Council Sir Charles KERRUISH (since NA 1990)

      Political parties and leaders: there is no party system and members sit as independents

      Suffrage: universal at age 21

      Elections: House of Keys--last held in 1986 (next to be held 1991); results--percent of vote NA; seats--(24 total) independents 24

      Communists: probably none

      Member of: none

      Diplomatic representation: none (British crown dependency)

      Flag: red with the Three Legs of Man emblem (Trinacria), in the center; the three legs are joined at the thigh and bent at the knee; in order to have the toes pointing clockwise on both sides of the flag, a two-sided emblem is used

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

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