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    Tokelau Gobierno 2000

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

      C�digo: TL

      Dependency status: territory of New Zealand; note - Tokelauans are drafting a constitution, developing institutions and patterns of self-government as Tokelau moves toward free association with Wellington

      Tipo de Gobierno: NA

      Capital: none; each atoll has its own administrative center

      Divisiones Administrativas: none (territory of New Zealand)

      Independencia: none (territory of New Zealand)

      Feriado Nacional: Waitangi Day, 6 February (1840) (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty over New Zealand)

      Constituci�n: administered under the Tokelau Islands Act of 1948, as amended in 1970

      Sistema Legal: British and local statutes

      Sufragio: 21 years of age; universal

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); the UK and New Zealand are represented by Administrator Lindsay WATT (since NA March 1993)
      head of government: Aliki Faipule FALIMATEAO (since NA 1997)
      cabinet: the Council of Faipule, consisting of three elected leaders, one from each atoll; functions as a cabinet
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; administrator appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade in New Zealand; the head of government is chosen from the Council of Faipule and serves a one-year term

      Rama Legislativa: unicameral General Fono (45 seats - 15 from each of the three atolls; members chosen by each atoll's Council of Elders or Taupulega to serve three-year terms); note - the Tokelau Amendment Act of 1996 confers legislative power on the General Fono

      Rama Judicial: Supreme Court in New Zealand exercises civil and criminal jurisdiction

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: none

      Participaci�n de Organizaciones Internacionales: SPC, WHO (associate)

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

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

      Descripci�n de la Bandera: the flag of New Zealand is used

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