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Falkland Islands Government
The POLITICS OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS takes place in a framework of a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary representative democratic dependency as set out by the constitution , whereby the Governor exercises the duties of head of state in the absence of the monarch and the Chief Executive acts as the head of government , with an elected Legislative Assembly to propose new laws and hold the executive to account. The islands , an archipelago in the southern Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, are a self-governing British overseas territory
British overseas territory
. Executive power is exercised on behalf of the Queen by an appointed Governor, who primarily acts on the advice of the Executive Council . Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Legislative Assembly . The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature
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Falkland Islands General Election, 1985
The FALKLAND ISLANDS GENERAL ELECTION OF 1985 was held on Thursday 3 October 1985 to elect members to the Legislative Council . Eight Councillors were elected through universal suffrage using block voting , four from each constituency (Camp and Stanley ). It was the first election since Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
Constitution Order 1985 came into force which increased the number of elected Councillors to eight (four from each constituency) and abolished four constituencies (East Falkland , East Stanley , West Falkland and West Stanley ). CONTENTS* 1 Results * 1.1 Camp constituency * 1.2 Stanley constituency * 2 Notes * 3 References RESULTSCandidates in BOLD were elected. Candidates in italic were incumbents
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Falkland Islands General Election, 1989
The FALKLAND ISLANDS GENERAL ELECTION OF 1989 was held on Thursday 12 October 1989 to elect members to the Legislative Council . Eight Councillors were elected through universal suffrage using block voting , four from each constituency (Camp and Stanley ). Three candidates stood for the Desire the Right Party , one of the only political parties in the history of the Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
which normally acts as a non-partisan democracy , however none of the party's candidates were elected. CONTENTS* 1 Results * 1.1 Camp constituency * 1.2 Stanley constituency * 2 References RESULTSCandidates in BOLD were elected. Candidates in italic were incumbents
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Falkland Islands General Election, 1993
The FALKLAND ISLANDS GENERAL ELECTION OF 1993 was held on Thursday 14 October 1993 to elect members to the Legislative Council . Eight Councillors were elected through universal suffrage using block voting , four from each constituency (Camp and Stanley ). It was the last election in which Desire the Right Party , one of the only political parties in the history of the Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
, fielded candidates. CONTENTS* 1 Results * 1.1 Camp constituency * 1.2 Stanley constituency * 2 References RESULTSCandidates in BOLD were elected. Candidates in italic were incumbents
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Falkland Islands General Election, 1997
The FALKLAND ISLANDS GENERAL ELECTION OF 1997 was held on Thursday 9 October 1997 to elect members to the Legislative Council . Eight Councillors were elected through universal suffrage using block voting , five from the Stanley constituency and three from the Camp constituency . It was the first election to take place after a constitutional amendment came into force, which redistributed the representation in the constituencies, giving an additional seat to Stanley and removing one from Camp. The amendment also modified voter eligibility . CONTENTS* 1 Results * 1.1 Stanley constituency * 1.2 Camp constituency * 2 References RESULTSCandidates in BOLD were elected. Candidates in italic were incumbents
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Falkland Islands General Election, 1981
The FALKLAND ISLANDS GENERAL ELECTION OF 1981 was held on Thursday 1 October 1981 to elect members to the Legislative Council . Six Councillors were elected through universal suffrage , one from each constituency (Camp , East Falkland , East Stanley , West Falkland , West Stanley and Stanley ). CONTENTS* 1 Results * 1.1 Camp constituency * 1.2 East Falkland constituency * 1.3 East Stanley constituency * 1.4 Stanley constituency * 1.5 West Falkland constituency * 1.6 West Stanley constituency * 2 Notes * 3 References RESULTSCandidates in BOLD were elected. Candidates in italic were incumbents
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Falkland Islands General Election, 1977
The FALKLAND ISLANDS GENERAL ELECTION OF 1977 was held on Thursday 6 October 1977 to elect members to the Legislative Council . Six Councillors were elected through universal suffrage , one from each constituency. The election took place just over a year after the last so that the changes to the Legislative Council under the new constitution could be implemented. The new constitution, which came into force under Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
(Legislative Council) (Amendment) Order 1977, abolished the remaining appointed members Councillors and increased the number of elected Councillors to six. The constitution also created three new constituencies (Camp , East Stanley and West Stanley ) to add to the existing three (Stanley , East Falkland , West Falkland )
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Falkland Islands General Election, 1960
The FALKLAND ISLANDS GENERAL ELECTION OF 1960 was held on 24 and 25 March 1960 to elect members to the Legislative Council . Four out of the twelve Councillors were elected through universal suffrage , two from Stanley and one each from East Falkland and West Falkland . The Legislative Council was intended to be dissolved on 29 February 1960 but to suit farming arrangements it was dissolved almost two months early, on 2 January. CONTENTS* 1 Results * 1.1 Stanley constituency * 1.2 East Falkland constituency * 1.3 West Falkland constituency * 2 References RESULTSCandidates in BOLD were elected. Candidates in italic were incumbents
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Falkland Islands General Election, 1968
The FALKLAND ISLANDS GENERAL ELECTION OF 1968 was held on 13–15 March 1968 to elect members to the Legislative Council . Four out of the ten Councillors were elected through universal suffrage , two from Stanley and one each from East Falkland and West Falkland . CONTENTS* 1 Results * 1.1 Stanley constituency * 1.2 East Falkland constituency * 1.3 West Falkland constituency * 2 References RESULTSCandidates in BOLD were elected. Candidates in italic were incumbents
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Falkland Islands General Election, 1971
The FALKLAND ISLANDS GENERAL ELECTION OF 1971 was held on 30 November–2 December 1971 to elect members to the Legislative Council . Four out of the ten Councillors were elected through universal suffrage , two from Stanley and one each from East Falkland and West Falkland . CONTENTS* 1 Results * 1.1 Stanley constituency * 1.2 East Falkland constituency * 1.3 West Falkland constituency * 2 Notes * 3 References RESULTSCandidates in BOLD were elected. Candidates in italic were incumbents
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Falkland Islands General Election, 1976
The FALKLAND ISLANDS GENERAL ELECTION OF 1976 was held in 1976 to elect members to the Legislative Council . Four out of the ten Councillors were elected through universal suffrage , two from Stanley and one each from East Falkland and West Falkland . The election was delayed twice, first in November 1975 when the dissolution of the Legislative Council was postponed by ten weeks to 31 January 1976 and then again in January 1976 when it was postponed to 28 February 1976. This was done in the hope that the election would be held under the proposed new constitution and to allow the Falkland Islanders opportunity to study the report of the Select Committee before the election took place. In reality, the new constitution did not come into force until the following year, with the first election under the new constitution taking place in October 1977 , just 15 months after the last election
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Falkland Islands General Election, 2001
The FALKLAND ISLANDS GENERAL ELECTION OF 2001 was held on Thursday 22 November 2001 to elect members to the Legislative Council through universal suffrage using block voting . Chief Executive Michael Blanch acted as Chief Counting Officer . The election took place on the same day as the referendum on merging Stanley and the Camp into a single electoral constituency elected by proportional representation . At the start of the campaign the Democratic Association, one of the only political parties in the history of the Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
, had suggested it would field as many as eight candidates. However, all candidates in the election stood as nonpartisans . The Democratic Association strongly opposed the 1999 Treaty allowing Argentine Nationals to visit the Falklands
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Falkland Islands General Election, 2005
The FALKLAND ISLANDS GENERAL ELECTION OF 2005 was held on Thursday 17 November 2005 to elect members to the Legislative Council . It would be the last general election in the Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
before the new constitution came into force, which replaced the Legislative Council with the Legislative Assembly. Chief Executive Chris Simpkins acted as Returning Officer . Eight Councillors were elected through universal suffrage using block voting , five from the Stanley constituency and three from the Camp constituency . Each elector in Stanley could vote for five candidates, and in Camp each elector could vote for three candidates. CONTENTS* 1 Results * 1.1 Stanley constituency * 1.2 Camp constituency * 2 References RESULTSCandidates in BOLD were elected. Candidates in italic were incumbents
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List Of Falkland Islands By-elections
This is a LIST OF BY-ELECTIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY AND THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS . The Legislative Council of the Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
was founded on 13 November 1845, originally as an entirely appointed body. The first elections to the council took place in 1949 . The Legislative Assembly replaced the Legislative Council with the implementation of the new Constitution on 1 January 2009. The Legislative Assembly consists of eight elected members, five from Stanley and three from Camp . Under section 32(2) of the constitution , if an elected member of the Legislative Assembly vacates their seat for any reason other than a dissolution of the Assembly , there is a by-election to fill the empty seat. The by-election must be held within 70 days the vacancy occurring, unless the Assembly is due to be dissolved within 126 days
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Constitutional Monarchy
A CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY is a form of monarchy in which the sovereign exercises their authorities in accordance with a written or unwritten constitution . Constitutional monarchy
Constitutional monarchy
differs from absolute monarchy (in which a monarch holds absolute power), in that constitutional monarchs are bound to exercise their powers and authorities within the limits prescribed within an established legal framework. Constitutional monarchies range from countries such as Morocco
Morocco
, where the constitution grants substantial discretionary powers to the sovereign, to countries such as Sweden
Sweden
or Denmark
Denmark
where the monarch retains very few formal authorities. A constitutional monarchy may refer to a system in which the monarch acts as a non-party political head of state under the constitution , whether written or unwritten
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Parliamentary System
A PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM is a system of democratic governance of a state where the executive branch derives its democratic legitimacy from its ability to command the confidence of the legislative branch, typically a parliament , and is also held accountable to that parliament. In a parliamentary system, the head of state is usually a different person from the head of government . This is in contrast to a presidential system , where the head of state often is also the head of government and, most importantly, the executive branch does not derive its democratic legitimacy from the legislature
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