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Guernsey (British crown dependency) Government 1999

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

    Data code: GK

    Dependency status: British crown dependency

    Government type: NA

    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 Royal Court

    Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

    Executive branch:
    chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
    head of government: Lieutenant Governor Sir John COWARD (since NA 1994) and Bailiff Sir Graham Martyn DOREY (since NA February 1992)
    cabinet: Advisory and Finance Committee appointed by the Assembly of the States
    elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; lieutenant governor appointed by the monarch; bailiff appointed by the monarch

    Legislative branch: unicameral Assembly of the States (60 seats—33 elected by popular vote; members serve 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) extending to the edges of the flag

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