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Montserrat


    • Names:

        conventional long form:
        none

        conventional short form:
        Montserrat

    • Digraph:
      MH

    • Type:
      dependent territory of the UK

    • Capital:
      Plymouth

    • Administrative divisions:
      3 parishes; Saint Anthony, Saint Georges, Saint Peter's

    • Independence:
      none (dependent territory of the UK)

    • National holiday:
      Celebration of the Birthday of the Queen (second Saturday of June)

    • Constitution:
      present constitution came into force 19 December 1989

    • Legal system:
      English common law and statute law

    • Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

    • Executive branch:

        chief of state:
        Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor Frank SAVAGE (since NA February 1993)

        head of government:
        Chief Minister Reuben T. MEADE (since NA October 1991)

        cabinet:
        Executive Council; consists of the governor, the chief minister, three other ministries, the attorney-general, and the finance secretary

    • Legislative branch:
      unicameral

        Legislative Council:
        elections last held 8 October 1991; results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (11 total, 7 elected) NPP 4, NDP 1, PLM 1, independent 1

    • Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court

    • Political parties and leaders:
      National Progressive Party (NPP) Reuben T. MEADE; People's Liberation Movement (PLM), Noel TUITT; National Development Party (NDP), Bertrand OSBORNE

    • Member of:
      CARICOM, CDB, ECLAC (associate), ICFTU, INTERPOL (subbureau), OECS, WCL

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

    • US diplomatic representation:
      none (dependent territory of the UK)

    • Flag:
      blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Montserratian coat of arms centered in the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms features a woman standing beside a yellow harp with her arm around a black cross






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