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    Malawi Government 1995
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    SOURCE: 1995 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Names:
      conventional long form: Republic of Malawi
      conventional short form:
      former: Nyasaland
      Digraph: MI
      Type: multiparty democracy following a referendum on 14 June 1993; formerly a one-party republic

      Capital: Lilongwe
      Administrative divisions: 24 districts; Blantyre, Chikwawa, Chiradzulu, Chitipa, Dedza, Dowa, Karonga, Kasungu, Lilongwe, Machinga (Kasupe), Mangochi, Mchinji, Mulanje, Mwanza, Mzimba, Ntcheu, Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Nsanje, Ntchisi, Rumphi, Salima, Thyolo, Zomba

      Independence: 6 July 1964 (from UK)
      National holiday: Independence Day, 6 July (1964)

      Constitution: 6 July 1966; republished as amended January 1974

      Legal system: based on English common law and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court of Appeal; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
      Suffrage: 21 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state and head of government: President Bakili MULUZI (since 21 May 1994), leader of the United Democratic Front
      cabinet: Cabinet; named by the president

      Legislative branch: unicameral
      National Assembly: elections last held 17 May 1994 (next to be held NA); seats - (177 total) UDF 84, AFORD 33, MCP 55, others 5

      Judicial branch: High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal

      Political parties and leaders:
      ruling party: United Democratic Front (UDF), Bakili MULUZI
      opposition groups: Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Gwanda CHAKUAMBA Phiri, secretary general (top party position); Alliance for Democracy (Aford), Chakufwa CHIHANA; Socialist League of Malawi (Lesoma), Kapote MWAKUSULA, secretary general; Malawi Democratic Union (MDU), Harry BWANAUSI; Congress for the Second Republic (CSR), Kanyama CHIUME; Malawi Socialist Labor Party (MSLP), Stanford SAMBANEMANJA
      Member of: ACP, AfDB, C, CCC, ECA, FAO, G-77, GATT, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, IDA, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, ISO (correspondent), ITU, LORCS, NAM, OAU, SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Robert B. MBAYA
      chancery: 2408 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: (202) 797-1007
      US diplomatic representation:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Michael T. F. PISTOR
      embassy: address NA, in new capital city development area in Lilongwe
      mailing address: P. O. Box 30016, Lilongwe 3, Malawi
      telephone: [265] 783-166
      FAX: [265] 780-471

      Flag: three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and green with a radiant, rising, red sun centered in the black band; similar to the flag of Afghanistan, which is longer and has the national coat of arms superimposed on the hoist side of the black and red bands

      NOTE: The information regarding Malawi on this page is re-published from the 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Malawi Government 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malawi Government 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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