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    Las Islas Caim�n Gobierno 2000

      Nombre del Pa�s:
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Cayman Islands

      C�digo: CJ

      Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK

      Tipo de Gobierno: British crown colony

      Capital: George Town

      Divisiones Administrativas: 8 districts; Creek, Eastern, Midland, South Town, Spot Bay, Stake Bay, West End, Western

      Independencia: none (overseas territory of the UK)

      Feriado Nacional: Constitution Day (first Monday in July)

      Constituci�n: 1959, revised 1972 and 1992

      Sistema Legal: British common law and local statutes

      Sufragio: 18 years of age; universal

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
      head of government: Governor and President of the Executive Council Peter SMITH (since 5 May 1999)
      cabinet: Executive Council (three members appointed by the governor, four members elected by the Legislative Assembly)
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; the governor is appointed by the monarch

      Rama Legislativa: unicameral Legislative Assembly (18 seats, three official members and 15 elected by popular vote; members serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 20 November 1996 (next to be held NA November 2000)
      election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - National Team coalition 9, independents 6

      Rama Judicial: Summary Court; Grand Court; Cayman Islands Court of Appeal

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: no formal political parties
      note: the National Team, an organization formed in 1992 to oppose some proposals in the constitutional draft, continues to exert legislative power

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

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

      Representantes Dimplom�ticos de EU: none (overseas territory of the UK)

      Descripci�n de la Bandera: blue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Caymanian coat of arms on a white disk centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms includes a pineapple and turtle above a shield with three stars (representing the three islands) and a scroll at the bottom bearing the motto HE HATH FOUNDED IT UPON THE SEAS

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