Anguilla Government

What is the capital of Anguilla?

Country Name Anguilla
Full Country Name none
Etymology- history of name the name Anguilla means "eel" in various Romance languages (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French) and likely derives from the island's lengthy shape
Government Type parliamentary democracy (House of Assembly); self-governing overseas territory of the UK
Capital Name The Valley
Capital - geographic coordinate 18 13 N, 63 03 W
Capital Time Difference UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Independence none (overseas territory of the UK)
National Holiday Anguilla Day, 30 May (1967)
Constitution several previous; latest 1 April 1982; amended 1990
Dependency Status overseas territory of the UK

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Anguilla Government and Politics

Who is the president of Anguilla?

Executive Branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor Tim FOY (since August 2017)

head of government: Chief Minister Victor BANKS (since 23 April 2015)

cabinet: Executive Council appointed by the governor from among elected members of the House of Assembly

elections/appointments: the monarchy is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or majority coalition usually appointed chief minister by the governor
Citizenship Criteria: see United Kingdom
Legal System: common law based on the English model
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
Legislative Branch: description: unicameral House of Assembly (11 seats; 7 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, 2 appointed by the governor, and 2 ex officio members - the attorney general and deputy governor; members serve five-year terms)

elections: last held on 22 April 2015 (next to be held in 2020)

election results: percent of vote by party - AUF 54.4%, AUM 38.3%, DOVE 1.4%, independent 5.9%; seats by party - AUF 6, independent 1; composition - men 8, women 3, percent of women 27.3%
Judicial Branch: highest court(s): the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) is the superior court of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States; the ECSC - headquartered on St. Lucia - consists of the Court of Appeal - headed by the chief justice and 4 judges - and the High Court with 18 judges; the Court of Appeal is itinerant, travelling to member states on a schedule to hear appeals from the High Court and subordinate courts; High Court judges reside in the member states, though none on Anguilla

judge selection and term of office: Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court chief justice appointed by Her Majesty, Queen ELIZABETH II; other justices and judges appointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission; Court of Appeal justices appointed for life with mandatory retirement at age 65; High Court judges appointed for life with mandatory retirement at age 62

subordinate courts: Magistrate's Court; Juvenile Court
Regions or States: none (overseas territory of the UK)
Political Parties and Leaders: Anguilla Democratic Party or ADP

Anguilla National Alliance or ANA

Anguilla United Front or AUF [Victor BANKS] (an alliance ADP and ANA)

Anguilla United Movement or AUM [Dr. Ellis WEBSTER]

Democracy, Opportunity, Vision, and Empowerment Party or DOVE [Sutcliffe HODGE]
International Organization Participation: Caricom (associate), CDB, Interpol (subbureau), OECS, UNESCO (associate), UPU
Diplomatic Representation in the US: none (overseas territory of the UK)
Diplomatic Representation from US: none (overseas territory of the UK)
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