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    Saint Helena Government - 1991

      Long-form name: none

      Type: dependent territory of the UK

      Capital: Jamestown

      Administrative divisions: 2 dependencies and 1 administrative area*; Ascension*, Saint Helena, Tristan da Cunha

      Independence: none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Constitution: 1 January 1967

      Legal system: NA

      National holiday: Celebration of the Birthday of the Queen (second Saturday in June), 10 June 1989

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

      Legislative branch: unicameral Legislative Council

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court

      Leaders: Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); Head of Government--Governor and Commander in Chief Robert F. STIMSON (since 1987)

      Political parties and leaders: Saint Helena Labor Party, G. A. O. THORNTON; Saint Helena Progressive Party, leader unknown; note--both political parties inactive since 1976

      Suffrage: NA

      Elections: Legislative Council--last held October 1984 (next to be held NA); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(15 total, 12 elected) number of seats by party NA

      Communists: probably none

      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 Saint Helenian shield centered on the outer half of the flag; the shield features a rocky coastline and three-masted sailing ship

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

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