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    Saint Helena Government - 2005

      Country name:
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Saint Helena

      Dependency status:
      overseas territory of the UK

      Government type:


      Administrative divisions:
      1 administrative area and 2 dependencies*; Ascension*, Saint Helena, Tristan da Cunha*

      none (overseas territory of the UK)

      National holiday:
      Birthday of Queen ELIZABETH II, second Saturday in June (1926)

      1 January 1989

      Legal system:

      NA years of age

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
      head of government: Governor and Commander in Chief Michael CLANCY (since 15 October 2004)
      cabinet: Executive Council consists of the governor, two ex officio officers, and six elected members of the Legislative Council
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor is appointed by the monarch

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Legislative Council (16 seats, including the speaker, 3 ex officio and 12 elected members; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 27 June 2001 (next to be held June 2005)
      election results: percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 15

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court; Magistrate's Court; Small Debts Court; Juvenile Court

      Political parties and leaders:

      Political pressure groups and leaders:

      International organization participation:
      ICFTU, UPU

      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 Saint Helenian shield centered on the outer half of the flag; the shield features a rocky coastline and three-masted sailing ship

      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Helena 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 Saint Helena Government 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Helena Government 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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