Falkland Islands, Economy and Government
wool processing, British governor, financial secretary, legislative council, Falklands
Sheep raising and wool processing are the principal economic activities on the Falklands. Wool is the leading export by far; some hides and skins also are shipped. Imports are principally foodstuffs, fuels, textiles, machinery, and hardware.
Under a 1985 constitution, the islands are administered by a British governor and a legislative council of ten members, eight of whom are elected. The other two members, who have no vote, are the chief executive and the financial secretary; they also serve on the executive council, along with three legislators and the governor, who presides.
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