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    Grenada Government 1998

      Country name
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Grenada

      Data code GJ

      Government type parliamentary democracy

      National capital Saint George's

      Administrative divisions 6 parishes and 1 dependency*; Carriacou and Petit Martinique*, Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Mark, Saint Patrick

      Independence 7 February 1974 (from UK)

      National holiday Independence Day, 7 February (1974)

      Constitution 19 December 1973

      Legal system based on English common law

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II of the UK (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor General Daniel WILLIAMS (since 9 August 1996)
      head of government: Prime Minister Keith MITCHELL (since 22 June 1995)
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister
      elections: none; the queen is a hereditary monarch; governor general appointed by the queen; prime minister appointed by the governor general from among the members of the House of Assembly

      Legislative branch bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (a 13-member body, 10 appointed by the government and three by the leader of the opposition) and the House of Representatives (15 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held on 20 June 1995 (next to be held by NA October 2000)
      election results: House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NNP 8, NDC 5, GULP 2

      Judicial branch West Indies Associate States Supreme Court, an associate judge resides in Grenada

      Political parties and leaders National Democratic Congress or NDC [George BRIZAN]; Grenada United Labor Party or GULP [Jerry SEALES]; The National Party or TNP [Ben JONES]; New National Party or NNP [Keith MITCHELL]; Maurice Bishop Patriotic Movement or MBPM [Terrence MARRYSHOW]; The Democratic Labor Party or DLP [Francis ALEXIS]

      International organization participation ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOC, ISO (subscriber), ITU, LAES, NAM, OAS, OECS, OPANAL, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Denis G. ANTOINE
      chancery: 1701 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
      telephone: [1] (202) 265-2561

      Diplomatic representation from the US
      chief of mission: the ambassador to Barbados is accredited to Grenada
      embassy: Point Salines, Saint George's
      mailing address: P. O. Box 54, Saint George's, Grenada, West Indies
      telephone: [1] (473) 444-1173 through 1178
      FAX: [1] (473) 444-4820

      Flag description a rectangle divided diagonally into yellow triangles (top and bottom) and green triangles (hoist side and outer side) with a red border around the flag; there are seven yellow five-pointed stars with three centered in the top red border, three centered in the bottom red border, and one on a red disk superimposed at the center of the flag; there is also a symbolic nutmeg pod on the hoist-side triangle (Grenada is the world's second-largest producer of nutmeg, after Indonesia); the seven stars represent the seven administrative divisions

      NOTE: The information regarding Grenada 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 Grenada Government 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Grenada Government 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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