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    Turks and Caicos Islands Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Turks and Caicos Islands


      Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK


      Government type: NA


      Capital: Grand Turk (Cockburn Town)


      Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of the UK)


      Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK)


      National holiday: Constitution Day, 30 August (1976)


      Constitution: introduced 30 August 1976; suspended in 1986; restored and revised 5 March 1988


      Legal system: based on laws of England and Wales, with a few adopted from Jamaica and The Bahamas


      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal


      Executive branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1953), represented by Governor Jim POSTON (since 16 December 2002)
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party is appointed chief minister by the governor
      head of government: Chief Minister Derek H. TAYLOR (since 31 January 1995)
      cabinet: Executive Council consists of three ex officio members and five appointed by the governor from among the members of the Legislative Council


      Legislative branch: unicameral Legislative Council (19 seats, of which 13 are popularly elected; members serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 24 April 2003 (next to be held NA 2007)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PDM 53.8%, PNP 46.2%; seats by party - PDM 7, PNP 6


      Judicial branch: Supreme Court


      Political parties and leaders: People's Democratic Movement or PDM [Derek H. TAYLOR]; Progressive National Party or PNP [Washington MISICK]; United Democratic Party or UDP [Wendal SWANN]


      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA


      International organization participation: Caricom (associate), CDB, 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: blue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the colonial shield centered on the outer half of the flag; the shield is yellow and contains a conch shell, lobster, and cactus


      NOTE: The information regarding Turks and Caicos Islands on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Turks and Caicos Islands Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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