Chief minister

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A chief minister is the elected head of government of a sub-national (e.g., constituent federal) entity. Examples include: Provinces Governor of Federal states in Nepal; a state (and sometimes a union territory) in India; a territory of Australia;[1] provinces of Sri Lanka or Pakistan; Philippine autonomous regions;[2] or a British Overseas Territory that has attained self-governance. It is also used as the English version of the title given to the heads of governments of the Malay states[3] without a monarchy.

The title is also used in the Crown dependencies of the Isle of Man (since 1986), in Guernsey (since 2004), and in Jersey (since 2005).

Chief ministers around the world[edit]

Informal chief ministers[edit]


  1. ^ Department of the Chief Minister - Government and the department. Retrieved on 12 July 2013.
  2. ^ Only in Bangsamoro
  3. ^ "Malay Stats". Retrieved 14 April 2009.