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    Guam Government - 2002

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

      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

      Capital Hagatna (Agana)

      Administrative divisions none (territory of the US)

      Independence none (territory of the US)

      National holiday Discovery Day, first Monday in March (1521)

      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 George W. BUSH of the US (since 20 January 2001); Vice President Richard B. CHENEY (since 20 January 2001)
      election results: Carl GUTIERREZ reelected governor; percent of vote - Carl GUTIERREZ (Democrat) 53.2%, Joseph ADA (Republican) 46.8%
      elections: US president and vice president elected on the same ticket for a four-year term; governor and lieutenant governor elected on the same ticket by popular vote for four-year terms; election last held 3 November 1998 (next to be held 5 November 2002)
      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

      Legislative branch unicameral Legislature (15 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms)
      elections: last held 7 November 2000 (next to be held 5 November 2002)
      note: Guam elects one nonvoting delegate to the US House of Representatives; election last held 7 November 2000 (next to be held 5 November 2002); results - Robert UNDERWOOD was reelected as delegate; percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - Democratic Party 1
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - Republican Party 8, Democratic Party 7

      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 Democratic Party (party of Governor GUTIERREZ) [leader NA]; Republican Party (controls the legislature) [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 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 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guam Government 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guam Government 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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