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Area: 53 sq km (20.6 sq miles)
Population: 70,537
Capital City: Hamilton
Last Election: 17 Dec 2012
Next Election: 18 Jul 2017
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Government Type Parliamentary; self-governing territory
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Independence None (overseas territory of the UK)
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Constitution 8 June 1968; amended 1989 and 2003 | Learn more »
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Legal system English law
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Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
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Executive Branch Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor John RANKIN (since 5 December 2016) | Learn more »

Head of Government: Premier David BURT (since 19 July 2017) | Learn more »

Cabinet: Cabinet nominated by the premier, appointed by the Governor | Learn more »

Elections: the monarchy is hereditary; Governor appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition usually appointed Premier by the Governor

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Legislative Branch Bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (11 seats; members appointed by the governor, the premier, and the opposition) and the House of Assembly (36 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve up to five-year terms) | Learn more »

Elections: last general election held on 18 July 2017 (next to be held on July 2022) | Learn more »

Election results: House of Assembly - percent of vote by party - OBA 40.61%, PLP 58.89%, other 0.50%; seats by party - OBA 12, PLP 24 | Learn more »

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Judicial Branch Highest Court(s): Court of Appeal (consists of the court president and at least 2 justices); Supreme Court (consists of the chief justice, 4 puisne judges, and 1 associate justice); note - the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, in London, is the court of final appeal

Subordinate courts: commercial court (began in 2006); magistrates' courts

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Members of the Bermuda Cabinet 2012
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MEDIA TITLE TYPE NOTES
Bermuda Broadcasting Company (BBC) Television Private, operates ZFB TV (Channel 7), ZBM TV (Channel 9)
VSB Television Private, operates VSB TV (Channel 11)
Bermuda Broadcasting Company (BBC) Radio Private, operates ZBM, Spirit FM, Power 95
VSB Radio Private, operates Mix 106, 1450 Gold, BBN
The Royal Gazette Press Daily newspaper
Bermuda Sun Press Bi-weekly newspaper
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