Gibraltar is the only overseas territory of British. The Government of Spain continues its territorial claim on Gibraltar. Gibraltar Politics and Government
has taken great initiative over the years to serve the residents of the Gibraltar. The scenario of Gibraltar Government and politics
have undergone a sea change to the meet the demands of the time. Gibraltar though overseas territory of the British, has internal self government which came into effect with 2006 Constitution.
The Government of Gibraltar falls under the frame work of the parliamentary representative democratic. Multiparty system prevails in Gibraltar. The Chief Minister is the head of the government. The head of the state of UK is Queen Elizabeth II. The UK has the responsibility of the country on defense, foreign relations, internal security and financial stability. The Governor of the Gibraltar represents the Queen Elizabeth II. The Governor appoints the largest party in the unicameral parliament as the Chief Minister of the country. The government is chosen for a period of four years.
The Current Chief Minister of Gibraltar is Peter Caruana. There three political parties currently represented in the parliament of Gibraltar are:
- Gibraltar Social Democrats
- Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party
- Gibraltar Liberal Party
The present Chief Minister Peter Caruana belongs to the Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD). The Leader of the Opposition party is Joe Bossano
The parliament of Gibraltar consists of fifteen elected members and the speaker. The electoral system used here is Partial bloc voting. Politics in Gibraltar is a fair game.
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