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    Saint Helena Government 1997

      Country name
      conventional long form : none
      conventional short form: Saint Helena

      Data code SH

      Dependency status dependent territory of the UK

      Government type NA

      National capital Jamestown

      Administrative divisions 1 administrative area and 2 dependencies*; Ascension*, Saint Helena,Tristan da Cunha*

      Independence none (dependent territory of the UK)

      National holiday Celebration of the Birthday of the Queen, 10 June 1989 (second Saturdayin June)

      Constitution 1 January 1989

      Legal system NA

      Suffrage NA years of age

      Executive branch
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II of the UK (since 6 February 1952)
      head of government: Governor and Commander in Chief David Leslie SMALLMAN (since NA 1995)
      cabinet: Executive Council consists of the governor, two ex-officio officers,and six elected members of the Legislative Council
      elections: none; the queen is a hereditary monarch; governor is appointed by thequeen

      Legislative branch unicameral Legislative Council (16 seats, including the governor, 2ex-officio and 12 elected members; members are elected by popular vote toserve four-year terms)
      elections: last held NA July 1993 (next to be held NA July 1997)
      election results : percent of vote - NA; seats - independents 15

      Judicial branch Supreme Court

      Political parties and leaders none

      International organization participation ICFTU

      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 theSaint Helenian shield centered on the outer half of the flag; the shield featuresa rocky coastline and three-masted sailing ship

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

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