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    Saint Kitts and Nevis Government - 2005
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    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
      conventional short form: Saint Kitts and Nevis
      former: Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis

      Government type:
      constitutional monarchy with Westminster-style parliament

      Capital:
      Basseterre

      Administrative divisions:
      14 parishes; Christ Church Nichola Town, Saint Anne Sandy Point, Saint George Basseterre, Saint George Gingerland, Saint James Windward, Saint John Capesterre, Saint John Figtree, Saint Mary Cayon, Saint Paul Capesterre, Saint Paul Charlestown, Saint Peter Basseterre, Saint Thomas Lowland, Saint Thomas Middle Island, Trinity Palmetto Point

      Independence:
      19 September 1983 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 19 September (1983)

      Constitution:
      19 September 1983

      Legal system:
      based on English common law

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor General Cuthbert Montraville SEBASTIAN (since 1 January 1996)
      head of government: Prime Minister Dr. Denzil DOUGLAS (since 6 July 1995) and Deputy Prime Minister Sam CONDOR (since 6 July 1995)
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor general in consultation with the prime minister
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; the governor general is appointed by the 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; deputy prime minister appointed by the governor general

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly (14 seats, 3 appointed and 11 popularly elected from single-member constituencies; members serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 25 October 2004 (next to be held by 2009)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - SKNLP 7, CCM 2, NRP 1, PAM 1

      Judicial branch:
      Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (based on Saint Lucia; one judge of the Supreme Court resides in Saint Kitts and Nevis)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Concerned Citizens Movement or CCM [Vance AMORY]; Nevis Reformation Party or NRP [Joseph PARRY]; People's Action Movement or PAM [Lindsey GRANT]; Saint Kitts and Nevis Labor Party or SKNLP [Dr. Denzil DOUGLAS]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, MIGA, OAS, OECS, OPANAL, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Dr. Izben Cordinal WILLIAMS
      chancery: 3216 New Mexico Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
      telephone: [1] (202) 686-2636
      FAX: [1] (202) 686-5740
      consulate(s) general: New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      the US does not have an embassy in Saint Kitts and Nevis; the US Ambassador to Barbados is accredited to Saint Kitts and Nevis

      Flag description:
      divided diagonally from the lower hoist side by a broad black band bearing two white, five-pointed stars; the black band is edged in yellow; the upper triangle is green, the lower triangle is red


      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Kitts and Nevis on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Kitts and Nevis Government 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Kitts and Nevis Government 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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