Dhekelia Government

What is the capital of Dhekelia?

Country Name Dhekelia
Full Country Name none
Capital Name Episkopi Cantonment (base administrative center for Akrotiri and Dhekelia); located in Akrotiri
Capital - geographic coordinate 34 40 N, 32 51 E
Capital Time Difference UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Daylight Savings Time +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Constitution presented 3 August 1960, effective 16 August 1960 (The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia Order in Council 1960, serves as a basic legal document); amended 1966
Dependency Status a special form of UK overseas territory; administered by an administrator who is also the Commander, British Forces Cyprus

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Dhekelia Government and Politics

Who is the president of Dhekelia?

Executive Branch:

chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)

head of government: Administrator Major General Robert J. THOMSON (since 25 September 2019); note - administrator reports to the British Ministry of Defense; the chief officer is responsible for the day-to-day running of the civil government of the Sovereign Bases

elections/appointments: the monarchy is hereditary; administrator appointed by the monarch on the advice of the Ministry of Defense

Legal System:

laws applicable to the Cypriot population are, as far as possible, the same as the laws of the Republic of Cyprus; note - the Sovereign Base Area Administration has its own court system to deal with civil and criminal matters

Judicial Branch:

highest court(s): Senior Judges' Court (consists of several visiting judges from England and Wales)

judge selection and term of office: see entry for United Kingdom

subordinate courts: Resident Judges' Court; military courts

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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