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A chief minister is the elected head of government of a sub-national entity, for instance a administrative subdivision or federal constituent entity. Examples include a state (and sometimes a union territory) in India; a territory of Australia;[1] a province of Sri Lanka or Pakistan; a federal state in Nepal; a autonomous region of Philippines;[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 worldEdit

Informal chief ministersEdit


  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.