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    American Samoa Government - 2002
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    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name
      conventional long form: Territory of American Samoa
      conventional short form: American Samoa
      abbreviation: AS

      Dependency status unincorporated and unorganized territory of the US; administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior

      Government type NA

      Capital Pago Pago

      Administrative divisions none (territory of the US); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are three districts and two islands* at the second order; Eastern, Manu'a, Rose Island*, Swains Island*, Western

      Independence none (territory of the US)

      National holiday Flag Day, 17 April (1900)

      Constitution ratified 1966, in effect 1967

      Legal system NA

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch
      chief of state: President George W. BUSH of the US (since 20 January 2001) and Vice President Richard B. CHENEY (since 20 January 2001)
      election results: Tauese P. SUNIA reelected governor; percent of vote - Tauese P. SUNIA (Democrat) 50.7%, Lealaifuaneva Peter REID (independent) 47.8%
      elections: US president and vice president elected on the same ticket for four-year terms; governor and lieutenant governor elected on the same ticket by popular vote for four-year terms; election last held 7 November 2000 (next to be held NA November 2004)
      head of government: Governor Tauese P. SUNIA (since 3 January 1997) and Lieutenant Governor Togiola TULAFONO (since 3 January 1997)
      cabinet: NA

      Legislative branch bicameral Fono or Legislative Assembly consists of the House of Representatives (21 seats - 20 of which are elected by popular vote and 1 is an appointed, nonvoting delegate from Swains Island; members serve two-year terms) and the Senate (18 seats; members are elected from local chiefs and serve four-year terms)
      elections: House of Representatives - last held 7 November 2000 (next to be held NA November 2002); Senate - last held 7 November 2000 (next to be held NA November 2004)
      note: American Samoa elects one nonvoting representative to the US House of Representatives; election last held 7 November 2000 (next to be held NA November 2002); results - Eni F. H. FALEOMAVAEGA (Democrat) reelected as delegate for a sixth term
      election results: House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - NA; Senate - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - independents 18

      Judicial branch High Court (chief justice and associate justices are appointed by the US Secretary of the Interior)

      Political parties and leaders Democratic Party [leader NA]; Republican Party [leader NA]

      Political pressure groups and leaders NA

      International organization participation ESCAP (associate), Interpol (subbureau), IOC, SPC

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

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

      Flag description blue, with a white triangle edged in red that is based on the outer side and extends to the hoist side; a brown and white American bald eagle flying toward the hoist side is carrying two traditional Samoan symbols of authority, a staff and a war club

      NOTE: The information regarding American Samoa on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of American Samoa Government 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about American Samoa Government 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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