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    Antigua and Barbuda Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Antigua and Barbuda

      Government type:
      constitutional monarchy with UK-style parliament

      Capital:
      Saint John's (Antigua)

      Administrative divisions:
      6 parishes and 2 dependencies*; Barbuda*, Redonda*, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Mary, Saint Paul, Saint Peter, Saint Philip

      Independence:
      1 November 1981 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day (National Day), 1 November (1981)

      Constitution:
      1 November 1981

      Legal system:
      based on English common law

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor General Sir James B. CARLISLE (since 10 June 1993)
      head of government: Prime Minister Winston Baldwin SPENCER (since 24 March 2004)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor general chosen by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the governor general

      Legislative branch:
      bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (17-member body appointed by the governor general) and the House of Representatives (17 seats; members are elected by proportional representation to serve five-year terms)
      elections: House of Representatives - last held 23 March 2004 (next to be held in 2009)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - ALP 4, UPP 13

      Judicial branch:
      Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (based in Saint Lucia; one judge of the Supreme Court is a resident of the islands and presides over the Court of Summary Jurisdiction); member Caribbean Court of Justice

      Political parties and leaders:
      Antigua Labor Party or ALP [Lester Bryant BIRD]; Barbuda People's Movement or BPM [Thomas H. FRANK]; National Democratic Congress [Tillman THOMAS]; United Progressive Party or UPP [Baldwin SPENCER] (a coalition of three opposition parties - Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement or ACLM, Progressive Labor Movement or PLM, United National Democratic Party or UNDP)

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Antigua Trades and Labor Union or ATLU [William ROBINSON]; People's Democratic Movement or PDM [Hugh MARSHALL]

      International organization participation:
      ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ISO (subscriber), ITU, MIGA, NAM (observer), OAS, OECS, OPANAL, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UPU, WCL, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Deborah Mae LOVELL
      chancery: 3216 New Mexico Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
      telephone: [1] (202) 362-5122
      FAX: [1] (202) 362-5225
      consulate(s) general: Miami

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      the US does not have an embassy in Antigua and Barbuda (embassy closed 30 June 1994); the US Ambassador to Barbados is accredited to Antigua and Barbuda

      Flag description:
      red, with an inverted isosceles triangle based on the top edge of the flag; the triangle contains three horizontal bands of black (top), light blue, and white, with a yellow rising sun in the black band


      NOTE: The information regarding Antigua and Barbuda on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Antigua and Barbuda Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Antigua and Barbuda Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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