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    Guernsey Government - 2003

      Country name: conventional long form: Bailiwick of Guernsey
      conventional short form: Guernsey

      Dependency status: British crown dependency

      Government type: NA

      Capital: Saint Peter Port

      Administrative divisions: none (British crown dependency); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 10 parishes including Saint Peter Port, Saint Sampson, Vale, Castel, Saint Saviour, Saint Pierre du Bois, Torteval, Forest, Saint Martin, Saint Andrew

      Independence: none (British crown dependency)

      National holiday: Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)

      Constitution: unwritten; partly statutes, partly common law and practice

      Legal system: English law and local statute; justice is administered by the Royal Court

      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; lieutenant governor appointed by the monarch; bailiff appointed by the monarch
      head of government: Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief Lt. Gen. Sir John FOLEY (since NA 2000) and Bailiff de Vic Graham CAREY (since NA 1999)
      cabinet: Advisory and Finance Committee appointed by the Assembly of the States

      Legislative branch: unicameral Assembly of the States; consists of the bailiff, 10 Douzaine (parish council) representatives, 45 people's deputies elected by popular vote, 2 representatives from Alderney, Her Majesty's Procureur (Attorney General), Her Majesty's Comptroller (Solicitor General) and Her Majesty's Greffier (Court Recorder and Registrar General); note - Alderney and Sark have their own parliaments
      elections: last held 12 April 2000 (next to be held NA 2004)
      election results: percent of vote - NA%; seats - all independents

      Judicial branch: Royal Court

      Political parties and leaders: none; all independents

      Political pressure groups and leaders: none

      International organization participation: none

      Diplomatic representation in the US: none (British crown dependency)

      Diplomatic representation from the US: none (British crown dependency)

      Flag description: white with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) extending to the edges of the flag and a yellow equal-armed cross of William the Conqueror superimposed on the Saint George cross

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

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