Support Our Sponsor
. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries

  • |Main INDEX|
  • 2004 INDEX
  • Country Ranks
  • DEFINITIONS

    Solomon Islands Index


    . Feedback
  • geographic.org Home PageCountry Index

    Solomon Islands Government - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/solomon_islands/solomon_islands_government.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Solomon Islands
      former: British Solomon Islands

      Government type:
      parliamentary democracy tending toward anarchy

      Capital:
      Honiara

      Administrative divisions:
      9 provinces and 1 capital territory*; Central, Choiseul, Guadalcanal, Honiara*, Isabel, Makira, Malaita, Rennell and Bellona, Temotu, Western

      Independence:
      7 July 1978 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 7 July (1978)

      Constitution:
      7 July 1978

      Legal system:
      English common law, which is widely disregarded

      Suffrage:
      21 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor General Sir John LAPLI (since NA 1999)
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor general appointed by the monarch on the advice of Parliament for up to five years; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of a majority coalition is usually elected prime minister by Parliament; deputy prime minister appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister from among the members of Parliament
      cabinet: Cabinet consists of 20 members appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister from among the members of Parliament
      head of government: Prime Minister Sir Allan KEMAKEZA (since 17 December 2001); Deputy Prime Minister Snyder RINI (since 17 December 2001)

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Parliament (50 seats; members elected from single-member constituencies by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PAP 40%, SIACC 40%, PPP 20%; seats by party - PAP 16, SIACC 13, PPP 2, SILP 1, independents 18
      elections: last held 5 December 2001 (next to be held not later than December 2005)

      Judicial branch:
      Court of Appeal

      Political parties and leaders:
      Association of Independents [Snyder RINI]; People's Alliance Party or PAP [Allan KEMAKEZA]; People's Progressive Party or PPP [Mannaseh Damukana SOGAVARE]; Solomon Islands Alliance for Change Coalition or SIACC [Bartholomew ULUFA'ALU]; Solomon Islands Labor Party or SILP [Joses TUHANUKU]
      note: in general, Solomon Islands politics is characterized by fluid coalitions

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACP, AsDB, C, ESCAP, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt (signatory), ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, IOC, ITU, PIF, Sparteca, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WMO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires Jeremiah MANELE
      telephone: [1] (212) 599-6192, 6193
      chancery: 800 Second Avenue, Suite 400L, New York, NY 10017
      FAX: [1] (212) 661-8925

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      the US does not have an embassy in Solomon Islands (embassy closed July 1993); the ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Ambassador Robert W. FITTS, is accredited to the Solomon Islands

      Flag description:
      divided diagonally by a thin yellow stripe from the lower hoist-side corner; the upper triangle (hoist side) is blue with five white five-pointed stars arranged in an X pattern; the lower triangle is green

      Government - note:
      June 2003 Prime Minister Sir Allen KEMAKEZA sought the intervention of Australia to aid in restoring order; parliament approved the request for intervention in July 2003; troops from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and Tonga arrived 24 July 2003


      NOTE: The information regarding Solomon Islands on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Solomon Islands Government 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Solomon Islands Government 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

    Support Our Sponsor

    Support Our Sponsor

    Please ADD this page to your FAVORITES - - - - -



    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/solomon_islands/solomon_islands_government.html

    Revised 21-May-04
    Copyright © 2004 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)


    CTR040725