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    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

      Government type:
      parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth

      Capital:
      Kingstown

      Administrative divisions:
      6 parishes; Charlotte, Grenadines, Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint Patrick

      Independence:
      27 October 1979 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 27 October (1979)

      Constitution:
      27 October 1979

      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 Fredrick Nathaniel BALLANTYNE (since 2 September 2002)
      head of government: Prime Minister Ralph E. GONSALVES (since 29 March 2001)
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; the governor general is appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party is usually appointed prime minister by the governor general; deputy prime minister appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral House of Assembly (21 seats, 15 elected representatives and 6 appointed senators; representatives are elected by popular vote from single-member constituencies to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 7 December 2005 (next to be held 2010)
      election results: percent of vote by party - ULP 55.26%, NDP 44.68%; seats by party - ULP 12, NDP 3

      Judicial branch:
      Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (based on Saint Lucia; one judge of the Supreme Court resides in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)

      Political parties and leaders:
      New Democratic Party or NDP [Arnhim EUSTACE]; Unity Labor Party or ULP [Ralph GONSALVES] (formed by the coalition of Saint Vincent Labor Party or SVLP and the Movement for National Unity or MNU)

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

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

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Ellsworth I. A. JOHN
      chancery: 3216 New Mexico Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
      telephone: [1] (202) 364-6730
      FAX: [1] (202) 364-6736
      consulate(s) general: New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      the US does not have an embassy in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; the US Ambassador to Barbados is accredited to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

      Flag description:
      three vertical bands of blue (hoist side), gold (double width), and green; the gold band bears three green diamonds arranged in a V pattern


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

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