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Anguilla (overseas territory of the UK) Government

    Country name:
    conventional long form: none
    conventional short form: Anguilla

    Data code: AV

    Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK

    Government type: NA

    Capital: The Valley

    Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of the UK)

    Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK)

    National holiday: Anguilla Day, 30 May

    Constitution: Anguilla Constitutional Order 1 April 1982; amended 1990

    Legal system: based on English common law

    Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

    Executive branch:
    chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor Alan HOOLE (since 1 November 1995)
    head of government: Chief Minister Hubert HUGHES (since 16 March 1994)
    cabinet: Executive Council appointed by the governor from among the elected members of the House of Assembly
    elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; chief minister appointed by the governor from among the members of the House of Assembly

    Legislative branch: unicameral House of Assembly (11 seats total, 7 elected by direct popular vote; members serve five-year terms)
    elections: last held 4 March 1999 (next to be held March 2004)
    election results: percent of vote by party—NA; seats by party—ANA 2, AUP 2, ADP 2, independent 1

    Judicial branch: High Court (judge provided by Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court)

    Political parties and leaders: Anguilla National Alliance or ANA [Osbourne FLEMING]; Anguilla United Party or AUP [Hubert HUGHES]; Anguilla Democratic Party or ADP [Victor BANKS]

    International organization participation: Caricom (observer), CDB, Interpol (subbureau), OECS (associate), ECLAC (associate)

    Diplomatic representation in the US: none (overseas territory of the UK)

    Diplomatic representation from the US: none (overseas territory of the UK)

    Flag description: blue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Anguillan coat of arms centered in the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms depicts three orange dolphins in an interlocking circular design on a white background with blue wavy water below

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