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Jersey (British crown dependency) Government

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

    Data code: JE

    Dependency status: British crown dependency

    Government type: NA

    Capital: Saint Helier

    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

    Suffrage: NA years of age; universal adult

    Executive branch:
    chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
    head of government: Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief Sir Michael WILKES (since NA 1995) and Bailiff Philip Martin BAILHACHE (since NA 1995)
    cabinet: committees appointed by the Assembly of the States
    elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; lieutenant governor and bailiff appointed by the monarch

    Legislative branch: unicameral Assembly of the States (57 seats—53 elected including 12 senators popularly elected for six-year terms, half retiring every third year, 12 constables popularly elected triennially, and 29 deputies popularly elected triennially)
    elections: last held NA (next to be held NA)
    election results: percent of vote—NA; seats—independents 52

    Judicial branch: Royal Court, judges elected by an electoral college and the bailiff

    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 diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland) extending to the corners of the flag

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