Grenada is made up of seven small islands at the tail end of the Grenadines, just north of the South American coastline among the Windward Islands. It was a French and then British colony before it became an independent member of the British Commonwealth on February 7, 1974. It is a constitutional monarchy, lead by Queen Elizabeth II and an appointed Governor-General. The government is a parliamentary democracy; the bicameral legislature consists of 15 elected members of The House of Representatives and the 13 Governor-General appointed Senate members.
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