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    Bermudas Gobierno 2000

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

      C�digo: BD

      Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK

      Tipo de Gobierno: parliamentary British overseas territory with internal self-government

      Capital: Hamilton

      Divisiones Administrativas: 9 parishes and 2 municipalities*; Devonshire, Hamilton, Hamilton*, Paget, Pembroke, Saint George*, Saint Georges, Sandys, Smiths, Southampton, Warwick

      Independencia: none (overseas territory of the UK)

      Feriado Nacional: Bermuda Day, 24 May

      Constituci�n: 8 June 1968, amended 1989

      Sistema Legal: English law

      Sufragio: 18 years of age; universal

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor Thorold MASEFIELD (since NA June 1997)
      head of government: Premier Jennifer SMITH (since 10 November 1998)
      cabinet: Cabinet nominated by the premier, appointed by the governor
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; governor invites leader of largest party in Parliament to form a government as premier

      Rama Legislativa: bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (an 11-member body appointed by the governor) and the House of Assembly (40 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 9 November 1998 (next to be held NA November 2003)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PLP 54%, UBP 44%, NLP 1%, independents 1%; seats by party - PLP 26, UBP 14

      Rama Judicial: Supreme Court

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: National Liberal Party or NLP [Charles JEFFERS]; Progressive Labor Party or PLP [Jennifer SMITH]; United Bermuda Party or UBP [Pamela GORDON]

      Grupos de presi�n Pol�ticos y l�deres: Bermuda Industrial Union or BIU [Derrick BURGESS]; Bermuda Public Services Association or BPSA [Betty CHRISTOPHER]

      Participaci�n de Organizaciones Internacionales: Caricom (observer), CCC, ICFTU, Interpol (subbureau), IOC

      Representantes Diplom�ticos en EU: none (overseas territory of the UK)

      Representantes Dimplom�ticos de EU:
      chief of mission: Consul General Lawrence OWEN
      consulate(s) general: Crown Hill, 16 Middle Road, Devonshire, Hamilton
      mailing address: P. O. Box HM325, Hamilton HMBX; American Consulate General Hamilton, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520-5300
      telephone: [1] (441) 295-1342
      FAX: [1] (441) 295-1592

      Descripci�n de la Bandera: red, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Bermudian coat of arms (white and blue shield with a red lion holding a scrolled shield showing the sinking of the ship Sea Venture off Bermuda in 1609) centered on the outer half of the flag

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