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    Guernsey Government 1997

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

      Data code GK

      Dependency status British crown dependency

      Government type NA

      National capital Saint Peter Port

      Administrative divisions none (British crown dependency)

      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 RoyalCourt

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II of the UK (since 6 February 1952)
      head of government: Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief Vice-Admiral Sir John COWARD(since NA 1994) and Bailiff Mr. Graham Martyn DOREY (since February 1992)
      cabinet: Advisory and Finance Committee (other committees) appointed by the Assemblyof the States
      elections: none; the queen is a hereditary monarch; lieutenant governor appointedby the queen; bailiff appointed by the queen

      Legislative branch unicameral Assembly of the States (60 seats, 33 popularly elected; membersserve six-year terms)
      elections: last held 20 April 1994 (next to be held NA 2000)
      election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - all independents

      Judicial branch Royal Court

      Political parties and leaders none; all independents

      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) extendingto the edges of the flag

      NOTE: The information regarding Guernsey 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 Guernsey Government 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guernsey Government 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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