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    Guam Government - 2005

      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:

      Hagatna (Agana)

      Administrative divisions:
      none (territory of the US)

      none (territory of the US)

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

      Organic Act of 1 August 1950

      Legal system:
      modeled on US; US federal laws apply

      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)
      head of government: Governor Felix P. P. CAMACHO (since 6 January 2003) and Lieutenant Governor Kaleo MOYLAN (since 6 January 2003)
      cabinet: executive departments; heads appointed by the governor with the consent of the Guam legislature
      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 term; election last held 5 November 2002 (next to be held November 2006)
      election results: Felix P. P. CAMACHO elected governor; percent of vote - Felix P. P. CAMACHO (Republican Party) 55.4%, Robert A. UNDERWOOD (Democratic Party) 44.6%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Legislature (15 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms)
      elections: last held 2 November 2004 (next to be held November 2006)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - Democratic Party 6, Republican Party 9
      note: Guam elects one nonvoting delegate to the US House of Representatives; election last held 2 November 2004 (next to be held November 2006); results - Madeleine BORDALLO (Democratic Party) was elected as delegate; percent of vote by party - Democratic Party 64.6%, Republican Party 35.4%; seats by party - Democratic Party 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:
      Democratic Party [leader Michael PHILLIPS]; Republican Party (controls the legislature) [leader Philip J. FLORES]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:

      International organization participation:
      Interpol (subbureau), IOC, UPU

      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 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guam Government 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guam Government 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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