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Christmas Island Government

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Christmas Island: Government

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
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 (since 6 February 1952),
represented by the Australian governor general
head of government: Administrator (acting) Graham NICHOLLS (since NA)
elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; administrator appointed by
the governor general of Australia and represents the monarch 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 1999 (next to be held NA December
2000)
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
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