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    Cayman Islands Government 1997

      Country name
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Cayman Islands

      Data code CJ

      Dependency status dependent territory of the UK

      Government type NA

      National capital George Town

      Administrative divisions 8 districts; Creek, Eastern, Midland, South Town, Spot Bay, Stake Bay,West End, Western

      Independence none (dependent territory of the UK)

      National holiday Constitution Day (first Monday in July)

      Constitution 1959, revised 1972 and 1992

      Legal system British common law and local statutes

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II of the UK (since 6 February 1952)
      head of government: Governor and President of the Executive Council John OWEN (since 15September 1995)
      cabinet: Executive Council (three members appointed by the governor, four memberselected by the Legislative Assembly)
      elections : none; the queen is a hereditary monarch; the governor is appointed bythe queen

      Legislative branch unicameral Legislative Assembly (18 seats, 3 official members and 15elected by popular vote; members serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 20 November 1996 (next to be held NA November 2000)
      election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - National Team coalition 9, independents6

      Judicial branch Grand Court; Cayman Islands Court of Appeal

      Political parties and leaders no formal political parties

      International organization participation Caricom (observer), CDB, Interpol (subbureau), IOC

      Diplomatic representation in the US none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Diplomatic representation from the US none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Flag description blue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and theCaymanian coat of arms on a white disk centered on the outer half of the flag;the coat of arms includes a pineapple and turtle above a shield with threestars (representing the three islands) and a scroll at the bottom bearingthe motto HE HATH FOUNDED IT UPON THE SEAS

      NOTE: The information regarding Cayman Islands on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cayman Islands Government 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cayman Islands Government 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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