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    Guam Government 1998

      Country name
      conventional long form: Territory of Guam
      conventional short form: Guam

      Data code GQ

      Dependency status organized, unincorporated territory of the US with policy relations between Guam and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior

      Government type NA

      National capital Hagatna (Agana)

      Administrative divisions none (territory of the US)

      Independence none (territory of the US)

      National holiday Guam Discovery Day (first Monday in March) (1521); Liberation Day, 21 July (1944)

      Constitution Organic Act of 1 August 1950

      Legal system modeled on US; US federal laws apply

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal; US citizens, but do not vote in US presidential elections

      Executive branch
      chief of state: President of the US William Jefferson CLINTON (since 20 January 1993); Vice President Albert GORE, Jr. (since 20 January 1993)
      head of government: Governor Carl GUTIERREZ (since 8 November 1994) and Lieutenant Governor Madeleine BORDALLO (since 8 November 1994)
      cabinet: executive departments; heads appointed by the governor with the consent of the Guam legislature
      elections: governor and lieutenant governor elected on the same ticket by popular vote and serve four-year terms; election last held 8 November 1994 (next to be held NA November 1998)
      election results: Carl GUTIERREZ elected governor of Guam; percent of vote - Carl GUTIERREZ (Democrat) 54.6%, Tommy TANAKA (Republican) NA%

      Legislative branch unicameral Legislature (21 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms)
      elections: last held 5 November 1996 (next to be held NA November 1998)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Republican 11, Democratic 10
      note: Guam elects one delegate to the US House of Representatives; elections last held 5 November 1996 (next to be held NA November 1998); results - Robert UNDERWOOD was reelected as delegate; percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Democrat 1

      Judicial branch Federal District Court, judge is appointed by the president; Territorial Superior Court, judges appointed for eight-year terms by the governor

      Political parties and leaders Republican Party (controls the legislature); Democratic Party (party of the Governor)

      International organization participation ESCAP (associate), IOC, SPC

      Diplomatic representation in the US none (territory of the US)

      Diplomatic representation from the US none (territory of the US)

      Flag description territorial flag is dark blue with a narrow red border on all four sides; centered is a red-bordered, pointed, vertical ellipse containing a beach scene, outrigger canoe with sail, and a palm tree with the word GUAM superimposed in bold red letters; US flag is the national flag

      NOTE: The information regarding Guam on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guam Government 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guam Government 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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