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    Jersey Government - 2004

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

      Dependency status:
      British crown dependency

      Government type:

      Saint Helier

      Administrative divisions:
      none (British crown dependency)

      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 statute; justice is administered by the Royal Court

      NA years of age; universal adult

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; lieutenant governor and bailiff appointed by the monarch
      head of government: Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief Air Chief Marshall Sir John CHESHIRE (since 24 January 2001) and Bailiff Philip Martin BAILHACHE (since NA February 1995)
      cabinet: committees appointed by the Assembly of the States

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Assembly of the States (55 voting members - 12 senators (elected for 6-year terms), 12 constables or heads of parishes (elected for 3-year terms), 29 deputies (elected for 3-year terms); the bailiff and the deputy bailiff; and 3 non-voting members - the Dean of Jersey, the Attorney General, and the Solicitor General all appointed by the monarch)
      elections: last held NA (next to be held NA)
      election results: percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 52

      Judicial branch:
      Royal Court (judges elected by an electoral college and the bailiff)

      Political parties and leaders:
      none; all independents

      Political pressure groups and leaders:

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

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

      Flag description:
      white with a diagonal red cross extending to the corners of the flag and in the upper quadrant, surmounted by a yellow crown, a red shield holding the three lions of England in yellow

      NOTE: The information regarding Jersey on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jersey Government 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jersey Government 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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