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    Gibraltar Government - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/gibraltar/gibraltar_government.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Gibraltar


      Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK


      Government type: NA


      Capital: Gibraltar


      Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of the UK)


      Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK)


      National holiday: National Day, 10 September (1967); note - day of the national referendum to decide whether to remain with the UK or go with Spain


      Constitution: 30 May 1969


      Legal system: English law


      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal, plus other UK subjects who have been residents six months or more


      Executive branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor and Commander-in-Chief Sir Francis RICHARDS (since 27 May 2003)
      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 chief minister by the governor
      head of government: Chief Minister Peter CARUANA (since 17 May 1996)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed from among the 15 elected members of the House of Assembly by the governor in consultation with the chief minister


      Legislative branch: unicameral House of Assembly (18 seats - 15 elected by popular vote, one appointed for the Speaker, and two ex officio members; members serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 10 February 2000 (next to be held not later than NA 2004)
      election results: percent of vote by party - GSD 58%, GSLP 41%; seats by party - GSD 8, GSLP 7


      Judicial branch: Supreme Court; Court of Appeal


      Political parties and leaders: Gibraltar Liberal Party [Joseph GARCIA]; Gibraltar Social Democrats or GSD [Peter CARUANA]; Gibraltar Socialist Labor Party or GSLP [Joseph John BOSSANO]


      Political pressure groups and leaders: Chamber of Commerce; Gibraltar Representatives Organization; Women's Association


      International organization participation: Interpol (subbureau)


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


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


      Flag description: two horizontal bands of white (top, double width) and red with a three-towered red castle in the center of the white band; hanging from the castle gate is a gold key centered in the red band

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

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