Chief Minister

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A Chief Minister is the elected Head of Government of a state of India, a territory of Australia 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.

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, originating with the Crown Colonies, 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, called in their Malay language term Ketua Menteri (literally Chief Minister) constitutionally of the Malaysian states without a monarchy; Malacca, Penang, Sabah and Sarawak, while the Malay language term Menteri Besar (literally Great Minister) is used in other states with a monarch.

See also Premier, Prime Minister.

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