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The Anguilla United Front (AUF) was created on January 7th, 2000 as a political and electoral partnership, when an agreement, The United Front Agreement, was signed by the Chairmen and Political Leaders of the Anguilla National Alliance and the Anguilla Democratic Party, on behalf of the executive and rank and file members of the two parties. The full title of the United Front Partnership as set out in the Agreement is United Front for the Restoration of Democracy, Good Governance, Peace, Political Stability and Economic Prosperity to Anguilla.

The AUF under the political leadership of the Honourable Osbourne Fleming presented itself to the Anguilla electorate as a partnership in the campaign for the general elections held shortly thereafter, not as a traditional coalition of two political parties to contest elections.

The AUF, when it took over the reins of the Anguilla Government in 2000, brought to the administration of the Government of Anguilla considerable experience gained from the participation of its elected leadership in various governments dating back to 1981. In 2000, the AUF ministers who formed the Government following the February elections had between them at least 35 years of service as ministers in various Anguilla Governments.


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Politics of Anguilla takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic dependency, whereby the Chief Minister is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. Anguilla, the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, is an internally self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. The United Nations Committee on Decolonization includes Anguilla on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories. The territories constitution is Anguilla Constitutional Order 1 April 1982 (amended 1990). Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the House of Assembly. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature. Military defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.


Executive branch

Main office holders
Office Name Party Since
Monarch Elizabeth II 6 February 1952
Governor Alistair Harrison 21 April 2009
Chief Minister Osbourne Fleming ANA 6 March 2000
Other government party


The chief minister appointed by the governor from among the members of the House of Assembly His cabinet, the Executive Council is appointed by the governor from among the elected members of the House of Assembly.

Legislative branch

Anguilla elects on territorial level a legislature. The House of Assembly has 11 members, 7 members elected for a five year term in single-seat constituencies, 2 ex officio members and 2 nominated members. The suffrage is from 18 years. Anguilla has a multi-party system.

Political parties and elections

e • d  Summary of the 21 February 2005 House of Assembly of Anguilla election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Anguilla United Front 2,177 39.1 4
Anguilla Strategic Alliance 1,203 21.6 2
Anguilla United Movement 1,088 19.5 1
Anguilla Progressive Party 370 6.6 -
Independents 731 13.1 -
Appointed members - - 4
Total (turnout 74.6 %) 5,569 100 11
Source: The Anguillian

Judicial branch

High Court (judge provided by Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court)

International relations

International organization participation Caricom (associate), CDB, International Criminal Police Organization - Interpol (subbureau), OECS (associate),ECLAC (associate)

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