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    Man, Isle of Government - 2003

      Country name: conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Isle of Man

      Dependency status: British crown dependency

      Government type: parliamentary democracy

      Capital: Douglas

      Administrative divisions: there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 24 local authorities each with its own elections

      Independence: none (British crown dependency)

      National holiday: Tynwald Day, 5 July

      Constitution: unwritten; note - The Isle of Man Constitution Act, 1961, does not embody the Manx Constitution

      Legal system: English common law and Manx statute

      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch: chief of state: Lord of Mann Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Lieutenant Governor Ian MACFADYEN (since 26 October 2002)
      election results: Richard CORKILL elected chief minister by the Tynwald
      elections: the monarch is hereditary; lieutenant governor appointed by the monarch for a five-year term; the Chief Minister is elected by the Tynwald; election last held 6 December 2001 (next to be held NA December 2006)
      head of government: Chief Minister Richard CORKILL (since 6 December 2001)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers

      Legislative branch: bicameral Tynwald consists of the Legislative Council (an 11-member body composed of the President of Tynwald, the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man, a nonvoting attorney general, and 8 others named by the House of Keys) and the House of Keys (24 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: House of Keys - last held 22 November 2001 (next to be held NA November 2006)
      election results: House of Keys - percent of vote by party - Man Labor Party 17.3%, Alliance for Progressive Government 14.6%; seats by party - Man Labor Party 2, Alliance for Progressive Government 3, independents 19

      Judicial branch: High Court of Justice (justices are appointed by the Lord Chancellor of England on the nomination of the lieutenant governor)

      Political parties and leaders: Man Labor Party [leader NA]; Alliance for Progressive Government [leader NA]; Man Nationalist Party [leader NA]
      note: most members sit as 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: red with the Three Legs of Man emblem (Trinacria), in the center; the three legs are joined at the thigh and bent at the knee; in order to have the toes pointing clockwise on both sides of the flag, a two-sided emblem is used

      NOTE: The information regarding Man, Isle of 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 Man, Isle of Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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