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    Faroe Islands Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Faroe Islands
      local short form: Foroyar
      local long form: none


      Dependency status: part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark since 1948


      Government type: NA


      Capital: Torshavn


      Administrative divisions: none (part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 49 municipalities


      Independence: none (part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark)


      National holiday: Olaifest, 29 July


      Constitution: 5 June 1953 (Danish constitution)


      Legal system: Danish


      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal


      Executive branch: chief of state: Queen MARGRETHE II of Denmark (since 14 January 1972), represented by High Commissioner Birgit KLEIS, chief administrative officer (since 1 November 2001)
      election results: Anfinn KALLSBERG elected prime minister; percent of parliamentary vote - 52.8%
      note: coalition of People's Party, Republican Party, Home Rule Party, and Center Party
      elections: the monarch is hereditary; high commissioner appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition is usually elected prime minister by the Faroese Parliament; election last held 30 April 2002 (next to be held no later than April 2006)
      head of government: Prime Minister Anfinn KALLSBERG (since 15 May 1998)
      cabinet: Landsstyri appointed by the prime minister


      Legislative branch: unicameral Faroese Parliament or Logting (32 seats; members are elected by popular vote on a proportional basis from the seven constituencies to serve four-year terms)
      election results: percent of vote by party - Union Party 26%, Republican Party 23.7%, Social Democrats 20.9%, People's Party 20.8% Home Rule Party 4.4%, Center Party 4.2%; seats by party - Union Party 8, Republican Party 8, Social Democrats 7, People's Party 7, Home Rule Party 1, Center Party 1
      note: election of 2 seats to the Danish Parliament was last held on 20 November 2001 (next to be held no later than November 2005); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Republican Party 1, Union Party 1
      elections: last held 30 April 2002 (next to be held no later than April 2006)


      Judicial branch: none


      Political parties and leaders: Center Party [Tordur NICLASEN]; Home Rule Party [Helena Dam a NEYSTABO]; People's Party [Oli BRECKMANN]; Republican Party [Finnabogi ISAKSON]; Social Democratic Party [Joannes EIDESGAARD]; Union Party [Edmund JOENSEN]


      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA


      International organization participation: IMO (associate), NC, NIB


      Diplomatic representation in the US: none (self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark)


      Diplomatic representation from the US: none (self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark)


      Flag description: white with a red cross outlined in blue extending to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted toward the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag)


      NOTE: The information regarding Faroe Islands 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 Faroe Islands Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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