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Anguilla:
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Country name
Definition
conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Anguilla
Dependency status
Definition
overseas territory of the UK
Government type
Definition
NA
Capital
Definition
name: The Valley
geographic coordinates: 18 13 N, 63 03 W
time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Administrative divisions
Definition
none (overseas territory of the UK)
Independence
Definition
none (overseas territory of the UK)
National holiday
Definition
Anguilla Day, 30 May (1967)
Constitution
Definition
Anguilla Constitutional Order 1 April 1982; amended 1990
Legal system
Definition
based on English common law
Suffrage
Definition
18 years of age; universal
Executive branch
Definition
chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor Andrew N. GEORGE (since 10 July 2006)
head of government: Chief Minister Osbourne FLEMING (since 3 March 2000)
cabinet: Executive Council appointed by the governor from among the elected members of the House of Assembly
elections: the monarch is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition is usually appointed chief minister by the governor
Legislative branch
Definition
unicameral House of Assembly (11 seats; 7 members elected by direct popular vote, 2 ex officio members, and 2 appointed; members serve five-year terms)
elections: last held 21 February 2005 (next to be held in 2010)
election results: percent of vote by party - AUF 38.9%, AUM 19.4%, ANSA 19.2%, APP 9.5%, independents 13%; seats by party - AUF 4, ANSA 2, AUM 1
Judicial branch
Definition
High Court (judge provided by Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court)
Political parties and leaders
Definition
Anguilla United Front or AUF [Osbourne FLEMING, Victor BANKS] (a coalition of the Anguilla Democratic Party or ADP and the Anguilla National Alliance or ANA); Anguilla United Movement or AUM [Hubert HUGHES]; Anguilla Progressive Party or APP [Roy ROGERS]; Anguilla Strategic Alternative or ANSA [Edison BAIRD]
Political pressure groups and leaders
Definition
NA
International organization participation
Definition
Caricom (associate), CDB, Interpol (subbureau), OECS, UPU
Diplomatic representation in the US
Definition
none (overseas territory of the UK)
Diplomatic representation from the US
Definition
none (overseas territory of the UK)
Flag description
Definition
blue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Anguillan coat of arms centered in the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms depicts three orange dolphins in an interlocking circular design on a white background with blue wavy water below


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