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A Chief Minister is the elected head of government of a sub-national (e.g. constituent federal) state, notably a state (and sometimes a union territory) of India, a territory of Australia, provinces of Sri Lanka or Pakistan, or a British Overseas Territory that has attained self-government. It is also used as the English version of the title given to the heads of governments of the Malay states without a monarchy.
In Malaysia, it is used to refer to the heads of government, called in their Malay language term Ketua Menteri (literally Chief Minister), of the Malaysian states without a sultan, i.e., Malacca, Penang, Sabah and Sarawak, while the Malay language term Menteri Besar (literally Great Minister) is used in other states with a monarch.
Deputy chief minister
Deputy chief minister is an optional post in some States of India and is Second to the Chief Minister. In general practice the position is given to a member of the coalition party when the government is formed with the support of various parties. It can also be awarded to a member of the majority party who has substantial support of the legislature compared to the Chief Minister.
Chief Ministers around the world
- Chief Minister of Anguilla
- Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory
- Chief Minister of the Northern Territory of Australia
- Chief Minister of Norfolk Island (Australia)
- Chief Minister of Guernsey
- Chief Minister of Gibraltar
- Chief Minister (India)
- Chief Minister of Jersey
- Chief Minister of the Isle of Man
- Chief Minister of Montserrat
- Chief Ministers of Malaysia
- Chief Minister of Singapore
- Department of the Chief Minister - Government and the department. Dcm.nt.gov.au. Retrieved on 2013-07-12.
- "Malay Stats". Retrieved 2009-04-14.