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Akrotiri: Government#

Country nameconventional long form: none
conventional short form: Akrotiri
CapitalEpiskopi Cantonment (base administrative center for Akrotiri and Dhekelia) Episkopi Cantonment (base administrative center for Akrotiri and Dhekelia)
geographic coordinates: 34 40 N, 32 51 E
time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Dependency statusa special form of UK overseas territory; administered by an administrator who is also the Commander, British Forces Cyprus
Constitutionpresented 3 August 1960, effective 16 August 1960; amended 1966 (The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia Order in Council 1960, serves as a basic legal document) (2013)
Executive branchchief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
head of government: Administrator Major General Richard CRIPWELL (since January 2013); note - reports to the British Ministry of Defense; the Chief Officer is responsible for the day-to-day running of the civil government of the Sovereign Bases
elections: none; the monarchy is hereditary; the administrator appointed by the monarch
Flag descriptionthe flag of the UK is used
Judicial branchhighest court(s): Senior Judges' Court (consists of several visiting judges from England and Wales)
judge selection and term of office: judges appointment and tenure NA
subordinate courts: Resident Judges' Court; Courts Martial
Legal systemlaws applicable to the Cypriot population are, as far as possible, the same as the laws of the Republic of Cyprus; note - the Sovereign Base Area Administration has its own court system to deal with civil and criminal matters
Diplomatic representation in the USnone (overseas territory of the UK)
National anthemnote: as a United Kingdom area of special sovereignty, "God Save the Queen" is official (see United Kingdom)
Diplomatic representation from the USnone (overseas territory of the UK)