Grenada: Government

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Coat of Arms of Grenada

Key Figures

Chief of State: Queen Elizabeth II

Head of Government: Prime Minister Keith Mitchell

Overview

Government Name: Grenada

Constitution: Adopted: 1973; Establishes different branches of government between executive and legislative, acknowledges the Queen as head of state, and outlines basic rights of citizens and public services.

Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy and a Commonwealth Realm

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle Source: ElectionGuide, http://www.electionguide.org/
Executive

The governor-general appoints the prime minister and cabinet, acts on the cabinet's advice, and can remove prime minister. The prime minister is in charge of day-to-day executive power operations and advising the governor general.

The leader of the majority party is appointed as prime minister by the governor-general.

5 years

Judicial

Members interpret and apply laws of various member states of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

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Legislative

The parliament is in charge of passing legislature.

The senate has 10 members appointed by the government and another 3 members appointed by the opposing party. The house of representatives are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies.

5 years

International Relations

Foreign Policy Trends: The United States, China, Cuba, Venezuela, and Brazil have embassies in Grenada. Grenada has been recognized by most members of the United Nations and maintains diplomatic missions in the United States, Canada, China, Cuba, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela. Grenada withdrew recognition of Taiwan in 2004 and subsequently established relations with the People's Republic of China.

Regional Trade Blocs: CARICOM

Treaties: No multilateral military treaties


International Organization Participation  Source: CIA World Factbook

ACP AOSIS C Caricom CDB CELAC
FAO G-77 IBRD ICAO ICRM IDA
IFAD IFC IFRCS ILO IMF IMO
Interpol IOC ITU ITUC LAES MIGA
NAM OAS OECS OPANAL OPCW Petrocaribe
UN UNCTAD UNESCO UNIDO UPU WHO
WIPO WTO

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Environmental Agreements  Source: CIA World Factbook

Biodiversity Climate Change Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol Desertification Endangered Species Law of the Sea
Ozone Layer Protection Whaling

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Tax Authority: Information not available

Tax Name: Information not available


Sources:

CIA World Factbook and U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets except where stated otherwise.

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