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    Saint Kitts and Nevis Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
      conventional short form: Saint Kitts and Nevis
      former: Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis


      Government type: constitutional monarchy with Westminster-style parliament


      Capital: Basseterre


      Administrative divisions: 14 parishes; Christ Church Nichola Town, Saint Anne Sandy Point, Saint George Basseterre, Saint George Gingerland, Saint James Windward, Saint John Capesterre, Saint John Figtree, Saint Mary Cayon, Saint Paul Capesterre, Saint Paul Charlestown, Saint Peter Basseterre, Saint Thomas Lowland, Saint Thomas Middle Island, Trinity Palmetto Point


      Independence: 19 September 1983 (from UK)


      National holiday: Independence Day, 19 September (1983)


      Constitution: 19 September 1983


      Legal system: based on English common law


      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal


      Executive branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor General Cuthbert Montraville SEBASTIAN (since 1 January 1996)
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; the governor general is appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or leader of a majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the governor general; deputy prime minister appointed by the governor general
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor general in consultation with the prime minister
      head of government: Prime Minister Dr. Denzil DOUGLAS (since 6 July 1995) and Deputy Prime Minister Sam CONDOR (since 6 July 1995)


      Legislative branch: unicameral National Assembly (14 seats, 3 appointed and 11 popularly elected from single-member constituencies; members serve five-year terms)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - SKNLP 8, CCM 2, NRP 1
      elections: last held 6 March 2000 (next to be held by July 2005)


      Judicial branch: Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (based on Saint Lucia; one judge of the Supreme Court resides in Saint Kitts and Nevis)


      Political parties and leaders: Concerned Citizens Movement or CCM [Vance AMORY]; Nevis Reformation Party or NRP [Joseph PARRY]; People's Action Movement or PAM [Lindsey GRANT]; Saint Kitts and Nevis Labor Party or SKNLP [Dr. Denzil DOUGLAS]


      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA


      International organization participation: ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, OAS, OECS, OPANAL, OPCW (signatory), UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WTrO


      Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Dr. Izben Cordinal WILLIAMS
      chancery: 3216 New Mexico Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
      telephone: [1] (202) 686-2636
      FAX: [1] (202) 686-5740
      consulate(s) general: New York


      Diplomatic representation from the US: the US does not have an embassy in Saint Kitts and Nevis; the US Ambassador in Barbados is accredited to Saint Kitts and Nevis


      Flag description: divided diagonally from the lower hoist side by a broad black band bearing two white, five-pointed stars; the black band is edged in yellow; the upper triangle is green, the lower triangle is red


      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Kitts and Nevis 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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