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    Anguilla Government - 2002

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

      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 Peter JOHNSTONE (since NA February 2000)
      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
      head of government: Chief Minister Osbourne FLEMING (since 3 March 2000)
      cabinet: Executive Council appointed by the governor from among the elected members of the House of Assembly

      Legislative branch unicameral House of Assembly (11 seats total, 7 elected by direct popular vote, 2 ex officio members, and 2 appointed; members serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 3 March 2000 (next to be held NA June 2005)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - UF 4, AUM 2, independent 1

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

      Political parties and leaders Anguilla United Movement or AUM [Hubert HUGHES]; The United Front or UF [Osbourne FLEMMING, Victor BANKS], a coalition of the Anguilla Democratic Party or ADP and the Anguilla National Alliance or ANA

      Political pressure groups and leaders NA

      International organization participation Caricom (associate), 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

      NOTE: The information regarding Anguilla 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 Anguilla Government 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Anguilla Government 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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