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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 A parliamentary representative democratic dependency
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Independence none (overseas territory of the UK)
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Constitution The Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009, 6 November 2009
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Legal system British common law and local statutes
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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 Helen KILPATRICK (since 6 September 2017) | Learn more »

Head of Government: Premier Alden McLAUGHLIN (since 29 May 2013) | Learn more »

Cabinet: Cabinet selected from the Legislative Assembly and appointed by the Governor on the advice of the Premier | Learn more »

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

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Legislative Branch

Unicameral Legislative Assembly (21 seats; 19 members directly elected by majority vote and 2 ex officio members - the deputy governor and attorney general - appointed by the governor; members serve 4-year terms) | Learn more »

Elections: Legislative Assembly - last held on 24 May 2017 (next to be held in 2021) | Learn more »

Election results: percent of vote by party - independent 44.7%, PPM 31.2%, CDP 24.1%; seats by party - independent 9, PPM 7, CDP 3 | Learn more »

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Judicial Branch Grand Court; Cayman Islands Court of Appeal; Summary Court
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CITN Cayman 27 Television Private
Radio Cayman Radio Government-owned, operates two networks
Z-99 Radio Private
Cayman Net News Press Daily newspaper
Caymanian Compass Press Daily newspaper
Cayman News Service Press Online newspaper
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