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    Gibraltar Government 2001

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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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

      Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK

      Government type: NA

      Capital: Gibraltar

      Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of the UK)

      Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK)

      National holiday: Commonwealth Day, second Monday of March

      Constitution: 30 May 1969

      Legal system: English law

      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal, plus other UK subjects who have been residents six months or more

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor and Commander-in-Chief David DURIE (since 5 April 2000); note - DURIE was appointed in February 2000 but took office in April 2000
      head of government: Chief Minister Peter CARUANA (since 17 May 1996)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed from among the 15 elected members of the House of Assembly by the governor in consultation with the chief minister; note - there is also a Gibraltar Council that advises the governor
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; chief minister appointed by the governor

      Legislative branch: unicameral House of Assembly (18 seats - 15 elected by popular vote, one appointed for the Speaker, and two ex officio members; members serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 10 February 2000 (next to be held NA 2004)
      election results: percent of vote by party - GSD 58%, GSLP 41%; seats by party - GSD 8, GSLP 7

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court; Court of Appeal

      Political parties and leaders: Gibraltar Social Democrats or GSD [Peter CARUANA]; Gibraltar Socialist Labor Party or GSLP [Joseph John BOSSANO]

      Political pressure groups and leaders: Chamber of Commerce; Gibraltar Representatives Organization; Housewives Association

      International organization participation: Interpol (subbureau)

      Diplomatic representation in the US: none (overseas territory of the UK)

      Diplomatic representation from the US: none (overseas territory of the UK)

      Flag description: two horizontal bands of white (top, double width) and red with a three-towered red castle in the center of the white band; hanging from the castle gate is a gold key centered in the red band

      NOTE: The information regarding Gibraltar on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gibraltar Government 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gibraltar Government 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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