Organisation of Government of Antigua and Barbuda
Type: Independent Nation - British style parliamentary democracy
Date of Independence: 1st November 1981 (from the United Kingdom)
Date of Constitution: 1st November 1981 Head of State: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Governor-General: Sir James Beethoven Carlisle C.B.E.
Head of government: Prime Minister
Capital: St. John's
- Parish: St. George
- Parish: St. John
- Parish: St. Mary
- Parish: St. Paul
- Parish: St. Peter
- Parish: St. Philip
- Dependency: Barbuda
- Dependency: Redonda
Legal system: based on English common law
Executive Branch: British monarch, governor general, prime minister, Cabinet
Legislative Branch: Bicameral Parliament consists of an upper house or Senate
Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Political parties:
- Antigua Labour Party - ALP - Governing (1996)
- United Progressive Party - UPP - Opposing (1996)
- the United National Democratic Party (UNDP)
- the Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement (ACLM),
- the Progressive Labor Movement (PLM)
Trade Unions (1986 approx)
- Antigua and Barbuda Public Service Association (ABPSA) - 500 members
- Antigua Trades and Labor Union (ATLU) - 10,000 members
- Antigua Workers Union (AWU) - 10,000 members
Electoral suffrage: Universal at age 18
Elections: At least every five years
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