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Area: 442 sq km (170 sq miles)
Population: 92,436 ( 2015, est)
Capital City: St. John's
Independence: 1 Nov 1981
Last Election: 21 Mar 2018
Next Election: Mar 2023
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Key Country Facts
Government Type Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government and a Commonwealth realm | Learn more »
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Independence 1 November 1981 (from the UK) | Learn more »
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Constitution 1 November 1981 | Download constitution »
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Legal system Based on English common law | Learn more »
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Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
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Executive Branch Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor General Dr. Rodney WILLIAMS (since 14 August 2014) | Learn more »

Head of Government: Prime Minister Gaston BROWNE (since 13 June 2014) | Learn more »

Cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the governor general on the advice of the Prime Minister | Learn more »

Elections: the monarchy is hereditary; Governor-General chosen by the monarch on the advice of the Prime Minister; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition usually appointed prime minister by the governor general | Learn more »
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Legislative Branch Bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (17 seats; members appointed by the governor general) and the House of Representatives (17 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve five-year terms) | Learn more »

Elections: House of Representatives - last held on 21 March 2018 (next to be held in 2023) | Learn more »

Election results (2018): ABLP - 15 seats; UPP - 1 seat, BPM - 1 seat | Learn more »
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Judicial Branch Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court consisting of a High Court of Justice and a Court of Appeal (based in Saint Lucia; two judges of the Supreme Court are residents of the islands and preside over the Court of Summary Jurisdiction); Magistrates' Courts; member of the Caribbean Court of Justice | Learn more »
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 Speech for the Cermonial Opening of Parliament
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 Strategies and Policies by Sector
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 Bilateral and multilateral treaties
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 Addresses to the UN General Assembly
Media & Links
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ABS Television Television Government-owned station run by Antigua and Barbuda Broadcasting Service (ABS)
ABS Radio Radio Government-owned station run by Antigua and Barbuda Broadcasting Service (ABS)
Crusade Radio Radio Commercial station owned by United Progressive Party
Observer Radio 91.1 FM Radio Commercial station
Caribbean Radio Lighthouse Radio Commercial station
ZDK Liberty Radio Radio Commercial station
Caribbean News Agency News Agency Public-private agency in English-speaking Caribbean
Antigua Observer Press Daily newspaper
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