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    Isla Norfolk Gobierno 2000

      Nombre del Pa�s:
      conventional long form: Territory of Norfolk Island
      conventional short form: Norfolk Island

      C�digo: NF

      Dependency status: territory of Australia; Canberra administers Commonwealth responsibilities on Norfolk Island through the Department of Environment, Sport and Territories

      Tipo de Gobierno: NA

      Capital: Kingston

      Divisiones Administrativas: none (territory of Australia)

      Independencia: none (territory of Australia)

      Feriado Nacional: Pitcairners Arrival Day Anniversary, 8 June (1856)

      Constituci�n: Norfolk Island Act of 1979

      Sistema Legal: based on the laws of Australia, local ordinances and acts; English common law applies in matters not covered by either Australian or Norfolk Island law

      Sufragio: 18 years of age; universal

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); the UK and Australia are represented by Administrator A. J. MESSNER (since 4 August 1997)
      head of government: Assembly President and Chief Minister George Charles SMITH (since 30 April 1997)
      cabinet: Executive Council is made up of four of the nine members of the Legislative Assembly; the council devises government policy and acts as an advisor to the Administrator
      elections: the monarch is hereditary; administrator appointed by the governor general of Australia; chief minister elected by the Legislative Assembly for a term of not more than three years; election last held 30 April 1997 (next to be held by May 2000)
      election results: George Charles SMITH elected chief minister; percent of Legislative Assembly vote - NA

      Rama Legislativa: unicameral Legislative Assembly (9 seats; members elected by electors who have nine equal votes each but only four votes can be given to any one candidate; members serve three-year terms)
      elections: last held 30 April 1997 (next to be held by May 2000)
      election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - independents 9

      Rama Judicial: Supreme Court; Court of Petty Sessions

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: none

      Participaci�n de Organizaciones Internacionales: none

      Representantes Diplom�ticos en EU: none (territory of Australia)

      Representantes Dimplom�ticos de EU: none (territory of Australia)

      Descripci�n de la Bandera: three vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and green with a large green Norfolk Island pine tree centered in the slightly wider white band

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