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Jersey Government: from the All Country Info reference guide to country facts

Jersey Government

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Jersey: Government

Country name
conventional long form: Bailiwick of Jersey
conventional short form: Jersey
Data code
JE
Dependency status
British crown dependency
Government type
NA
Capital
Saint Helier
Administrative divisions
none (British crown dependency)
Independence
none (British crown dependency)
National holiday
Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)
Constitution
unwritten; partly statutes, partly common law and
practice
Legal system
English law and local statute
Suffrage
NA years of age; universal adult
Executive branch
chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
head of government: Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief Sir
Michael WILKES (since NA 1995) and Bailiff Philip Martin BAILHACHE
(since NA 1995)
cabinet: committees appointed by the Assembly of the States
elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; lieutenant governor and
bailiff appointed by the monarch
Legislative branch
unicameral Assembly of the States (55 voting
members - 12 senators, 12 constables or heads of parishes, 29
deputies; all elected for six-year terms, half elected every third
year; the bailiff and the deputy bailiff; and 3 non-voting members -
the Dean of Jersey, the Attorney General and the Solicitor General all
appointed by the monarch
elections: last held NA (next to be held NA)
election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - independents 52
Judicial branch
Royal Court, judges elected by an electoral college
and the bailiff
Political parties and leaders
none; all independents
Diplomatic representation in the US
none (British crown dependency)
Diplomatic representation from the US
none (British crown dependency)
Flag description
white with a diagonal red cross extending to the
corners of the flag and in the upper quadrant, surmounted by a yellow
crown, a red shield holding the three lions of England in yellow
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