1986 POITICS IN GUERNSEY
POLITICS IN GUERNSEY Guernsey has a tiered political system. At the lowest level are the parish douzaines. As the name implies, a dozen people are elected by their parish to deliberate on parochial issues. One member of the douzaine is elected by his fellows as a voting member of the States of Deliberation (the Parliament). The parishioners also elect Deputies (M.P's) to the States. The number of Deputies per parish is regulated by the population of that parish. Senior or long serving Deputies can be elected to the office of Conseiller by the rest of the house. Their position of parish Deputy then becomes vacant. The Deputies are elected for a three year term of office.
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