Pitcairn Islands Government

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Country Name Pitcairn Islands
Full Country Name Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands
Etymology- history of name named after Midshipman Robert PITCAIRN who first sighted the island in 1767
Government Type parliamentary democracy (Island Council); overseas territory of the UK
Capital Name Adamstown
Capital - geographic coordinate 25 04 S, 130 05 W
Capital Time Difference UTC-9 (4 hours behind Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Independence none (overseas territory of the UK)
National Holiday Birthday of Queen ELIZABETH II, second Saturday in June (1926); Discovery Day, 2 July (1767)
Constitution several previous; latest drafted 10 February 2010, presented 17 February 2010, effective 4 March 2010
Dependency Status overseas territory of the UK

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Pitcairn Islands Government and Politics

Who is the president of Pitcairn Islands?

Executive Branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by UK High Commissioner to New Zealand and Governor (nonresident) of the Pitcairn Islands Laura CLARK (since 25 January 2018)

head of government: Mayor and Chairman of the Island Council Charlene WARREN-PEU (since 1 January 2020)

cabinet: none

elections/appointments: the monarchy is hereditary; governor and commissioner appointed by the monarch; island mayor directly elected by majority popular vote for a 3-year term; election last held on 6 November 2019 (next to be held not later than December 2022)

election results: Charlene WARREN-PEU elected mayor and chairman of the Island Council; Island Council vote - NA
Citizenship Criteria: see United Kingdom
Legal System: local island by-laws
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal with three years residency
Legislative Branch: description: unicameral Island Council (10 seats; 4 members directly elected by proportional representation vote, 1 nominated by the elected Council members, 2 appointed by the governor, and 3 ex-officio members - the governor, deputy governor, and commissioner; elected members serve 1-year terms)

elections: last held in November 2017 (next to be held not later than December 2019)

election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - 5 independent; composition - men 5, women 5, percent of women 50%
Judicial Branch: highest resident court(s): Pitcairn Court of Appeal (consists of the court president, 2 judges, and the Supreme Court chief justice (ex-officio member); Pitcairn Supreme Court (consists of the chief justice and 2 judges); note - appeals beyond the Pitcairn Court of Appeal are referred to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (in London)

judge selection and term of office: all judges of both courts appointed by the governor of the Pitcairn Islands on the instructions of the Queen of England through the Secretary of State; all judges appointed until retirement, normally at age 75

subordinate courts: Magistrate's Court
Regions or States: none (overseas territory of the UK)
Political Parties and Leaders: none
International Organization Participation: SPC, 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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