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    Isle of Man Government - 2006

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

      Dependency status:
      British crown dependency

      Government type:
      parliamentary democracy


      Administrative divisions:
      none; there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 24 local authorities each with its own elections dennis

      none (British crown dependency)

      National holiday:
      Tynwald Day, 5 July

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

      Legal system:
      English common law and Manx statute

      16 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Lord of Mann Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Lieutenant Governor Sir Paul K. HADDACKS (since 17 October 2005)
      head of government: Chief Minister Donald GELLING (since 14 December 2004)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers
      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 14 December 2004 (next to be held December 2006)
      election results: Donald GELLING elected chief minister by the Tynwald; note - Richard CORKILL resigned 2 December 2004

      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 eight 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 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:
      Alliance for Progressive Government; Man Labor Party; Man Nationalist Party
      note: most members sit as independents

      Political pressure groups and leaders:

      International organization participation:

      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 Isle of Man on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Isle of Man Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Isle of Man Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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