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The States of Guernsey (French: États de Guernesey) is the parliament of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. An aerial view of Parliament of India at New Delhi. ... A bailiwick is the area of jurisdiction of a bailiff. ...


When constituted as a legislature, it is officially called the States of Deliberation. When constituted as an electoral college, it is officially called the States of Election. Chamber of the Estates-General, the Dutch legislature. ... Jump to: navigation, search An electoral college is a set of sexy gey men who like to touch each other in personal areas they are empowered as a deliberative body to elect someone as sexy and gay as them to a particular office. ...


The States of Deliberation consists of 45 People's Deputies, elected from multi- or single-member districts every four years. There are also two representatives from Alderney, a self-governing dependency of the Bailiwick, but Sark sends no representative. There are also two non-voting members - the Attorney General and the Solicitor General both appointed by the monarch. The Bailiff presides over the States. Flag of Alderney Alderney (French Aurigny) is the most northerly of the Channel Islands and a British crown dependency. ... Flag of Sark Sark (in French, Sercq, in Sarkese Sèr) is a small island of the Channel Islands, part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... The Solicitor General is a cabinet position in several countries, dealing with legal affairs. ... In the Channel Islands of Guernsey the Bailiff is the first civil officer, serving as president of the legislature and the Royal Court. ...


Laws passed by the States are known as 'Ordinances'.


The legislature derives its name from the estates (French: états) of the Crown, the Church and the people from whom the assembly was originally summoned. The Jurats, representing the Crown, and the representatives of the Church of England were replaced in the constitutional reforms follwing the Second World War, when the office of Conseiller was introduced. Jump to: navigation, search In France under the ancien régime, the Estates of the realm were the three divisions of the Estates-General. ... The Crown is a term which is used to separate the government authority and property of the state in a kingdom from any personal influence and private assets held by the current Monarch. ... Jurat (through French from mediaeval Latin juratus, one sworn, Lat. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


Until the General Election of 2000, there were 33 Deputies elected with three year mandates, and 12 Conseillers representing the Bailiwick, serving terms of six years, with half being elected every three. The Conseillers were not originally directly elected by the people (although latterly directly elected by Bailiwick-wide vote), and the office has now been abolished. The 10 Douzaine representatives (representing parish authorities) were removed from the States in the 2004 constitutional reform. Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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States of Guernsey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (276 words)
The States of Guernsey (French: États de Guernesey) is the parliament of the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
Laws passed by the States are known as 'Ordinances'.
The 10 Douzaine representatives (representing parish authorities) were removed from the States in the 2004 constitutional reform.
Guernsey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2968 words)
Guernsey's decision was mainly related to the higher proportion of Calvinists and other Reformed churches, as well as Charles I's refusal to take up the case of some Guernsey seamen who had been captured by the Barbary corsairs.
Guernsey is situated 30 miles (48 km) west of France's Normandy coast and 75 miles (121 km) south of Weymouth in England and lies in the Gulf of St Malo.
The national animals of the island of Guernsey are the donkey and the Guernsey cow.
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