States of Jersey

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The States of Jersey (French: États de Jersey ) are the parliament and government of the Channel Island of Jersey . The seat is the Morier House in Saint Helier .

The "States of Jersey", which existed as early as the 16th century, were an assembly of estates consisting of the chief judge (Bailiff), the 12 jurats, the 12 pastors, the 12 mayors (constables) and 14 representatives elected by the taxpayers. The latter were chosen for a lifetime, the constables for 3 years. After the constitutional amendments of 1948, the States of Jersey consisted of 53 elected, independent members, including 12 senators and 12 constables - one from each parish - and 29 MPs.

The official parliamentary languages ​​are English and French, practically the working language today is English.

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