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    Gibraltar Government 2000

      Country name:
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Gibraltar

      Data code: GI

      Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK

      Government type: NA

      Capital: Gibraltar

      Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of the UK)

      Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK)

      National holiday: Commonwealth Day (second Monday of March)

      Constitution: 30 May 1969

      Legal system: English law

      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal, plus other UK subjects who have been residents six months or more

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor and Commander-in-Chief, the Right Honorable Sir Richard LUCE (since 24 February 1997); note - a new governor has been appointed and will arrive in March 2000
      head of government: Chief Minister Peter CARUANA (since 17 May 1996)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed from among the 15 elected members of the House of Assembly by the governor in consultation with the chief minister
      note: there is also a Gibraltar Council that advises the governor
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; chief minister appointed by the governor

      Legislative branch: unicameral House of Assembly (18 seats - 15 elected by popular vote, one appointed for the Speaker, and two ex officio members; members serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 10 February 2000 (next to be held NA 2004)
      election results: percent of vote by party - SD 54%, GSLA 40%; seats by party - NA

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court; Court of Appeal

      Political parties and leaders: Gibraltar Labor Party/Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights or GCL/AACR [Adolfo CANEPA]; Gibraltar Liberal Party or GLP (has become the Gibraltar National Party or NP) [Joe GARCIA]; Gibraltar Social Democrats or SD [Peter CARUANA]; Gibraltar Socialist Labor Party or SL [Joe BOSSANO]; Gibraltar Socialist Liberal Alliance or GSLA [Joe BOSSANO] (includes SL and GLP)

      Political pressure groups and leaders: Chamber of Commerce; Gibraltar Representatives Organization; Housewives Association

      International organization participation: Interpol (subbureau)

      Diplomatic representation in the US: none (overseas territory of the UK)

      Diplomatic representation from the US: none (overseas territory of the UK)

      Flag description: two horizontal bands of white (top, double width) and red with a three-towered red castle in the center of the white band; hanging from the castle gate is a gold key centered in the red band

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