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Grenada: Government

Country name
conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Grenada
Data code
GJ
Government type
constitutional monarchy with Westminster-style
parliament
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 (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 monarch is hereditary; governor general appointed
by the monarch; 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 18 January 1999 (next to be held by NA October
2004)
election results: House of Representatives - percent of vote by party
- NA; seats by party - NNP 15
Judicial branch
West Indies Associate States Supreme Court (an
associate judge resides in Grenada)
Political parties and leaders
Grenada United Labor Party or GULP
; Maurice Bishop Patriotic Movement or MBPM
; National Democratic Congress or NDC [George
BRIZAN]; New National Party or NNP ; The Democratic
Labor Party or DLP ; The National Party or TNP [Ben
JONES]
International organization participation
ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, ECLAC,
FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF,
IMO, Interpol, IOC, ISO (subscriber), ITU, LAES, NAM, OAS, OECS,
OPANAL, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WToO,
WTrO
Diplomatic representation in the US
chief of mission: Ambassador Denis G. ANTOINE
chancery: 1701 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
telephone:  (202) 265-2561
consulate(s) general: New York
Diplomatic representation from the US
chief of mission: the ambassador to Barbados is accredited to Grenada;
Charge d'Affairs Lloyd MOSS
embassy: Point Salines, Saint George's
mailing address: P. O. Box 54, Saint George's, Grenada, West Indies
telephone:  (473) 444-1173 through 1176
FAX:  (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
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