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    Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Government - 2003

      Country name: conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

      Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina

      Government type: NA

      Capital: Stanley

      Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina)

      Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina)

      National holiday: Liberation Day, 14 June (1982)

      Constitution: 3 October 1985; amended 1997 and 1998

      Legal system: English common law

      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
      elections: none; the monarchy is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch
      head of government: Governor Howard PEARCE (since 3 December 2002); Chief Executive Chris SIMPKINS (since NA March 2003); Financial Secretary Derek F. HOWATT (since NA)
      cabinet: Executive Council; three members elected by the Legislative Council, two ex officio members (chief executive and the financial secretary), and the governor

      Legislative branch: unicameral Legislative Council (10 seats - 2 ex officio, 8 elected by popular vote, members serve four-year terms); presided over by the governor
      elections: last held 22 November 2001 (next to be held NA November 2005)
      election results: percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 8; note - 71% voter turnout

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court (chief justice is a nonresident); Magistrates Court (senior magistrate presides over civil and criminal divisions); Court of Summary Jurisdiction

      Political parties and leaders: none; all independents

      Political pressure groups and leaders: none

      International organization participation: ICFTU

      Diplomatic representation in the US: none (overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina)

      Diplomatic representation from the US: none (overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina)

      Flag description: blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Falkland Island coat of arms in a white disk centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms contains a white ram (sheep raising is the major economic activity) above the sailing ship Desire (whose crew discovered the islands) with a scroll at the bottom bearing the motto DESIRE THE RIGHT

      NOTE: The information regarding Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 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 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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