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    Saint Lucia Government 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/saint_lucia/saint_lucia_government.html
    SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Saint Lucia

      Data code ST

      Government type parliamentary democracy

      National capital Castries

      Administrative divisions 11 quarters; Anse-la-Raye, Castries, Choiseul, Dauphin, Dennery, Gros Islet, Laborie, Micoud, Praslin, Soufriere, Vieux Fort

      Independence 22 February 1979 (from UK)

      National holiday Independence Day, 22 February (1979)

      Constitution 22 February 1979

      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 Dr. Perlette LOUISY (since September 1997)
      head of government: Prime Minister Kenneth ANTHONY (since NA)
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister
      elections: none; the queen is a hereditary monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or leader of a majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the governor general

      Legislative branch bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (an 11-member body, six appointed on the advice of the prime minister, three on the advice of the leader of the opposition, and two after consultation with religious, economic, and social groups) and the House of Assembly (17 seats; members are elected by popular vote from single member constituencies to serve five-year terms)
      elections: House of Assembly - last held 23 May 1997 (next to be held NA 2002)
      election results: House of Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - SLP 16, UWP 1

      Judicial branch Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, jurisdiction extends to Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

      Political parties and leaders United Workers' Party (UWP); Saint Lucia Labor Party (SLP), Kenneth ANTHONY; National Freedom Party (NFP), Martinus FRANCOIS

      International organization participation ACCT (associate), ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Intelsat (nonsignatory user), Interpol, IOC, ISO (subscriber), NAM, OAS, OECS, OPANAL, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires Mrs. Juliet Elaine MALLET PHILLIP
      chancery: 3216 New Mexico Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
      telephone: [1] (202) 364-6792 through 6795
      FAX: [1] (202) 364-6728
      consulate(s) general: New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US the US does not have an embassy in Saint Lucia; the Ambassador to Saint Lucia resides in Bridgetown (Barbados)

      Flag description blue with a gold isosceles triangle below a black arrowhead; the upper edges of the arrowhead have a white border

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

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