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Chief Minister

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A Chief Minister is the elected Head of Government of a British overseas territory that has attained self-government. The title is also used in the Crown Dependency of the Isle of Man. In the other Crown Dependencies in the Channel Islands, the office of Chief Minister was introduced in Guernsey in 2004, while Jersey may follow suit.

The title has been retained by the heads of government of the states of India and the territories of Australia. It is also used to refer to the heads of government of the states of Malaysia, such as Sabah and Sarawak, although the Malay language term Menteri Besar is used in other states.

See also Premier, Prime Minister.

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