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    Guernsey Government 2000

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Bailiwick of Guernsey
      conventional short form: Guernsey

      Data code: GK

      Dependency status: British crown dependency

      Government type: NA

      Capital: Saint Peter Port

      Administrative divisions: none (British crown dependency)

      Independence: none (British crown dependency)

      National holiday: Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)

      Constitution: unwritten; partly statutes, partly common law and practice

      Legal system: English law and local statute; justice is administered by the Royal Court

      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
      head of government: Lieutenant Governor Sir John COWARD (since NA 1994) and Bailiff De Vic G. CAREY (since NA)
      cabinet: Advisory and Finance Committee appointed by the Assembly of the States
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; lieutenant governor appointed by the monarch; bailiff appointed by the monarch

      Legislative branch: unicameral Assembly of the States (59 voting members - 12 councilors serving six-year terms, half elected every three years; 33 deputies elected from multi- or single-member districts every four years; 10 representatives from parish authorities; 2 representatives from Aldenay; the bailiff and deputy bailiff; and 2 non-voting members - the Attorney General and the Solicitor General both appointed by the monarch
      elections: last held 20 April 1994 (next to be held NA 2000)
      election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - all independents

      Judicial branch: Royal Court

      Political parties and leaders: none; all independents

      International organization participation: none

      Diplomatic representation in the US: none (British crown dependency)

      Diplomatic representation from the US: none (British crown dependency)

      Flag description: white with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) extending to the edges of the flag and a yellow equal-armed cross of William the Conqueror superimposed on the Saint George cross

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