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    Barbados Gobierno 2000

      Nombre del Pa�s:
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Barbados

      C�digo: BB

      Tipo de Gobierno: parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth

      Capital: Bridgetown

      Divisiones Administrativas: 11 parishes; Christ Church, Saint Andrew, Saint George, Saint James, Saint John, Saint Joseph, Saint Lucy, Saint Michael, Saint Peter, Saint Philip, Saint Thomas
      note: the city of Bridgetown may be given parish status

      Independencia: 30 November 1966 (from UK)

      Feriado Nacional: Independence Day, 30 November (1966)

      Constituci�n: 30 November 1966

      Sistema Legal: English common law; no judicial review of legislative acts

      Sufragio: 18 years of age; universal

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor General Sir Clifford Straughn HUSBANDS (since 1 June 1996)
      head of government: Prime Minister Owen Seymour ARTHUR (since 6 September 1994); Deputy Prime Minister Billie MILLER (since 6 September 1994)
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor general appointed by the monarch; prime minister appointed by the governor general

      Rama Legislativa: bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (21-member body appointed by the governor general) and the House of Assembly (28 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: House of Assembly - last held 20 January 1999 (next to be held by January 2004)
      election results: House of Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - BLP 26, DLP 2

      Rama Judicial: Supreme Court of Judicature (judges are appointed by the Service Commissions for the Judicial and Legal Service)

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: Barbados Labor Party or BLP [Owen ARTHUR]; Democratic Labor Party or DLP [David THOMPSON]; National Democratic Party or NDP [Richard HAYNES]

      Grupos de presi�n Pol�ticos y l�deres: Barbados Workers Union [Leroy TROTMAN]; Clement Payne Labor Union [David COMMISSIONG]; People's Progressive Movement [Eric SEALY]; Worker's Party of Barbados [Dr. George BELLE]

      Participaci�n de Organizaciones Internacionales: ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-77, IADB, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Intelsat, Interpol, IOC, ISO (correspondent), ITU, LAES, NAM, OAS, OPANAL, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTrO

      Representantes Diplom�ticos en EU:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Courtney N. BLACKMAN
      chancery: 2144 Wyoming Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 939-9200
      consulate(s) general: Miami and New York
      consulate(s): Los Angeles

      Representantes Dimplom�ticos de EU:
      chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d' Affairs Roland BULLEN
      embassy: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Building, Broad Street, Bridgetown
      mailing address: P. O. Box 302, Bridgetown; FPO AA 34055
      telephone: [1] (246) 436-4950
      FAX: [1] (246) 429-5246

      Descripci�n de la Bandera: three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), gold, and blue with the head of a black trident centered on the gold band; the trident head represents independence and a break with the past (the colonial coat of arms contained a complete trident)

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