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    Bermuda Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Bermuda
      former: Somers Islands


      Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK


      Government type: parliamentary British overseas territory with internal self-government


      Capital: Hamilton


      Administrative divisions: 9 parishes and 2 municipalities*; Devonshire, Hamilton, Hamilton*, Paget, Pembroke, Saint George*, Saint George's, Sandys, Smith's, Southampton, Warwick


      Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK)


      National holiday: Bermuda Day, 24 May


      Constitution: 8 June 1968, amended 1989


      Legal system: English law


      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal


      Executive branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor Sir John VEREKER (since NA April 2002)
      head of government: Premier Jennifer SMITH (since 10 November 1998)
      cabinet: Cabinet nominated by the premier, appointed by the governor
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition is usually appointed premier by the governor


      Legislative branch: bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (an 11-member body appointed by the governor, the premier, and the opposition) and the House of Assembly (40 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last general election held 9 November 1998 (next to be held NA November 2003)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PLP 54%, UBP 44%, NLP 1%, independents 1%; seats by party - PLP 26, UBP 14


      Judicial branch: Supreme Court; Court of Appeal; Magistrate Courts


      Political parties and leaders: National Liberal Party or NLP [Dessaline WALDRON]; Progressive Labor Party or PLP [Jennifer SMITH]; United Bermuda Party or UBP [Chairman Wayne FURBERT]


      Political pressure groups and leaders: Bermuda Employer's Union [Eddie SAINTS]; Bermuda Industrial Union or BIU [Derrick BURGESS]; Bermuda Public Services Association or BPSA [leader NA]; Bermuda Union of Teachers [Michael CHARLES]


      International organization participation: Caricom (observer), ICFTU, Interpol (subbureau), IOC, WCO


      Diplomatic representation in the US: none (overseas territory of the UK)


      Diplomatic representation from the US: chief of mission: Consul General Denis Patrick COLEMAN, Jr.
      consulate(s) general: Crown Hill, 16 Middle Road, Devonshire DVQ3
      mailing address: P. O. Box HM325, Hamilton HMBX; American Consulate General Hamilton, Department of State, 5300 Hamilton Place, Washington, DC 20520-5300
      telephone: [1] (441) 295-1342
      FAX: [1] (441) 295-1592, [1] (441) 296-9233


      Flag description: red, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Bermudian coat of arms (white and green shield with a red lion holding a scrolled shield showing the sinking of the ship Sea Venture off Bermuda in 1609) centered on the outer half of the flag


      NOTE: The information regarding Bermuda on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bermuda Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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