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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Politics

State and politics

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a parliamentary democracy and an independent state within the Commonwealth. The British monarch is the head of state and is represented by a general governor. Parliament consists of a chamber of 15 elected members and 6 appointed senators. The latter are appointed by the Governor-General after consultation with the Prime Minister and the opposition leader. The United Labor Party (ULP), which was formed through a merger of two smaller left parties prior to the 1994 elections, has ruled since the 2001 election victory, when the economically and socially liberal middle party New Democratic Party (NDP) lost government power. See ABBREVIATIONFINDER for how VCT can stand for St. Vincent and The Grenadines.

Political System of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

judiciary

The basis of the legal order is regarded as English law as it appeared in 1763, but the later legal development also follows close to that in England. The judiciary consists of Magistrates' Courts, the High Court and the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, with the option of appeal to the Privy Council in London. The death penalty can be punished for some serious crimes.

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