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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Political System

Following the 1979 constitution, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a parliamentary-democratic and unified state monarchy, with the British queen as head of state. The Queen is represented by a Governor General. Legislative authority has been added to the House of Assembly with 21 members. Fifteen members are elected from one-person constituencies in the general election, and six senators have been appointed by the Governor-General. The Prime Minister and the Government assume and are responsible to the House of Assembly.

Government and Politics of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Administratively, the country is divided into six areas. Also see AbbreviationFinder for abbreviation of VCT and its meanings of St. Vincent and The Grenadines.


The administration of justice is characterized by British customary law. The courts are under the jurisdiction of the West Indian Supreme Court (based on Saint Lucia) and are guaranteed such independence. The Supreme Court includes a court of appeal and a superior court. One of the judges of the court acts on Saint Vincent. Magistrates act as first instance courts.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines defense

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are part of the regional security system agreed by the independent states of the area in 1982. For the defense, the country has established a small paramilitary contingent of the police force.

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