Guam Government

What is the capital of Guam?

Country Name Guam
Full Country Name none
Abbreviation GU
Local - Long none
Local - Short Guahan
Etymology- history of name the native Chamorro name for the island "Guahan" (meaning "we have" or "ours") was changed to Guam in the 1898 Treaty of Paris, whereby Spain relinquished Guam, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines to the US
Government Type presidential democracy; a self-governing unincorporated territory of the US
Capital Name Hagatna (Agana)
Capital - geographic coordinate 13 28 N, 144 44 E
Capital Time Difference UTC+10 (15 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Independence none (territory of the US)
National Holiday Discovery Day (or Magellan Day), first Monday in March (1521)
Constitution history: effective 1 July 1950 (Guam Act of 1950 serves as a constitution)

amendments: amended many times, last in 2015
Dependency Status unincorporated organized territory of the US with policy relations between Guam and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior

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Guam Government and Politics

Who is the president of Guam?

Executive Branch: chief of state: President Joseph R BIDEN Jr. (since 20 January 2021); Vice President Kamala HARRIS (since 20 January 2021); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government

head of government: President Joseph R Biden (since 20 January 2021); Vice President Kamala HARRIS (since 20 January 2021)

cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president, approved by the Senate

elections/appointments: president and vice president indirectly elected on the same ballot by the Electoral College of 'electors' chosen from each state; president and vice president serve a 4-year term (eligible for a second term); election last held on 8 November 2020

election results: Joseph R BIDEN (Democrat) elected president; electoral vote - 306, Donald J. TRUMP (Republican Party) 232,
Citizenship Criteria: see United States
Legal System: common law modeled on US system; US federal laws apply
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal; note - Guamanians are US citizens but do not vote in US presidential elections
Legislative Branch: description: unicameral Legislature of Guam or Liheslaturan Guahan (15 seats; members elected in a single countrywide constituency by simple majority vote to serve 2-year terms)

elections: last held on 6 November 2018 (next to be held in November 2020)

election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Democratic Party 10, Republican Party 5; composition - men 5, women 10, percent of women 66.7%

note: Guam directly elects 1 member by simple majority vote to serve a 2-year term as a delegate to the US House of Representatives; the delegate can vote when serving on a committee and when the House meets as the Committee of the Whole House, but not when legislation is submitted for a “full floor” House vote; election of delegate last held on 6 November 2018 (next to be held in November 2020); election results - seat by party - Democratic Party 1; composition 1 man
Judicial Branch: highest courts: Supreme Court of Guam (consists of 3 justices); note - appeals beyond the Supreme Court of Guam are referred to the US Supreme Court

judge selection and term of office: justices appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Guam legislature; justices appointed for life subject to retention election every 10 years

subordinate courts: Superior Court of Guam - includes several divisions; US Federal District Court for the District of Guam (a US territorial court; appeals beyond this court are heard before the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit)
Regions or States: none (territory of the US)
Political Parties and Leaders: Democratic Party [Joaquin "Kim" PEREZ]

Republican Party [Victor CRUZ]
International Organization Participation: AOSIS (observer), IOC, PIF (observer), SPC, UPU
Diplomatic Representation in the US: none (territory of the US)
Diplomatic Representation from US: none (territory of the US)
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