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    Christmas Island Government 1998

      Country name
      conventional long form: Territory of Christmas Island
      conventional short form: Christmas Island

      Data code KT

      Dependency status territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Australian Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories

      Government type NA

      National capital The Settlement

      Administrative divisions none (territory of Australia)

      Independence none (territory of Australia)

      National holiday NA

      Constitution Christmas Island Act of 1958

      Legal system under the authority of the governor general of Australia and Australian law

      Executive branch
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II of the UK (since 6 February 1952), represented by the Australian governor general
      head of government: Administrator (acting) Graham NICHOLLS (since NA)
      elections: none; the queen is a hereditary monarch; administrator appointed by the governor general of Australia and represents the queen and Australia

      Legislative branch unicameral Christmas Island Shire Council (9 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve one-year terms)
      elections: last held NA December 1996 (next to be held NA December 1997)
      election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - independents 9

      Judicial branch Supreme Court

      Political parties and leaders none

      International organization participation none

      Diplomatic representation in the US none (territory of Australia)

      Diplomatic representation from the US none (territory of Australia)

      Flag description the flag of Australia is used

      NOTE: The information regarding Christmas Island on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Christmas Island Government 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Christmas Island Government 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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