Support Our Sponsor
. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries

  • |SEARCH|
  • |Main INDEX|
  • 2006 INDEX
  • Country Ranks

    Guernsey Index 2006

    Guernsey Main Index

    . Feedback
  • Home PageCountry Index

    Guernsey Government - 2006

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Bailiwick of Guernsey
      conventional short form: Guernsey

      Dependency status:
      British crown dependency

      Government type:

      Saint Peter Port

      Administrative divisions:
      none (British crown dependency); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 10 parishes including Castel, Forest, Saint Andrew, Saint Martin, Saint Peter Port, Saint Pierre du Bois, Saint Sampson, Saint Saviour, Torteval, Vale

      none (British crown dependency)

      National holiday:
      Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)

      unwritten; partly statutes, partly common law and practice

      Legal system:
      English law and local statutes; justice is administered by the Royal Court

      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Lieutenant Governor Sir Fabian MALBON (since 28 October 2005)
      head of government: Chief Minister Laurie MORGAN (since 1 May 2004)
      cabinet: Policy Council elected by the States of Deliberation
      elections: the monarch is hereditary; lieutenant governor appointed by the monarch; chief minister is elected by States of Delibertion
      election results: Laurie MORGAN elected chief minister, percent of vote of the States of Deliberation NA

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral States of Deliberation (45 seats; members are elected by popular vote for four years); note - Alderney and Sark have their own parliaments
      elections: last held 21 April 2004 (next to be held in 2008)
      election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - all independents

      Judicial branch:
      Royal Court

      Political parties and leaders:
      none; all independents

      Political pressure groups and leaders:

      International organization participation:

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      none (British crown dependency)

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      none (British crown dependency)

      Flag description:
      white with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) extending to the edges of the flag and a yellow equal-armed cross of William the Conqueror superimposed on the Saint George cross

      NOTE: The information regarding Guernsey 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 Guernsey Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guernsey Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

    Support Our Sponsor

    Support Our Sponsor

    Please ADD this page to your FAVORITES - - - - -

    Revised 06-Jun-06
    Copyright © 2006 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)