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    Santa Lucia Gobierno 2000

      Nombre del Pa�s:
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Saint Lucia

      C�digo: ST

      Tipo de Gobierno: Westminster-style parliamentary democracy

      Capital: Castries

      Divisiones Administrativas: 11 quarters; Anse-la-Raye, Castries, Choiseul, Dauphin, Dennery, Gros Islet, Laborie, Micoud, Praslin, Soufriere, Vieux Fort

      Independencia: 22 February 1979 (from UK)

      Feriado Nacional: Independence Day, 22 February (1979)

      Constituci�n: 22 February 1979

      Sistema Legal: based on English common law

      Sufragio: 18 years of age; universal

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor General Dr. Pearlette LOUISY (since September 1997)
      head of government: Prime Minister Kenneth ANTHONY (since 24 May 1997) and Deputy Prime Minister Mario MICHEL (since 24 May 1997)
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; the governor general is appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or leader of a majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the governor general

      Rama Legislativa: bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (11 seats; six members appointed on the advice of the prime minister, three on the advice of the leader of the opposition, and two after consultation with religious, economic, and social groups) and the House of Assembly (17 seats; members are elected by popular vote from single-member constituencies to serve five-year terms)
      elections: House of Assembly - last held 23 May 1997 (next to be held NA 2002)
      election results: House of Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - SLP 16, UWP 1

      Rama Judicial: Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (jurisdiction extends to Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: National Freedom Party or NFP [Martinus FRANCOIS]; Saint Lucia Labor Party or SLP [Kenneth ANTHONY]; United Workers Party or UWP [leader NA]

      Participaci�n de Organizaciones Internacionales: ACCT (associate), ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Intelsat (nonsignatory user), Interpol, IOC, ISO (subscriber), ITU, NAM, OAS, OECS, OPANAL, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTrO

      Representantes Diplom�ticos en EU:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Sonia Merlyn JOHNNY
      chancery: 3216 New Mexico Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
      telephone: [1] (202) 364-6792 through 6795
      FAX: [1] (202) 364-6728
      consulate(s) general: New York

      Representantes Dimplom�ticos de EU: the US does not have an embassy in Saint Lucia; the US Ambassador in Barbados is accredited to Saint Lucia

      Descripci�n de la Bandera: blue, with a gold isosceles triangle below a black arrowhead; the upper edges of the arrowhead have a white border

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