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    Equatorial Guinea Government - 2006
    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/equatorial_guinea/equatorial_guinea_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Equatorial Guinea
      conventional short form: Equatorial Guinea
      local long form: Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial
      local short form: Guinea Ecuatorial
      former: Spanish Guinea

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Malabo

      Administrative divisions:
      7 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia); Annobon, Bioko Norte, Bioko Sur, Centro Sur, Kie-Ntem, Litoral, Wele-Nzas

      Independence:
      12 October 1968 (from Spain)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 12 October (1968)

      Constitution:
      approved by national referendum 17 November 1991; amended January 1995

      Legal system:
      partly based on Spanish civil law and tribal custom

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal adult

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Teodoro OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO (since 3 August 1979 when he seized power in a military coup)
      head of government: Prime Minister Miguel Abia BITEO Borico (since 14 June 2004); First Deputy Prime Minister Mercelino Oyono NTUTUMU (since 15 June 2004); Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Mangue Obama NFUBEA (since 15 June 2004)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term; election last held 15 December 2002 (next to be held December 2009); prime minister and deputy prime ministers appointed by the president
      election results: Teodoro OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO reelected president; percent of vote - Teodoro OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO 97.1%, Celestino Bonifacio BACALE 2.2%; elections marred by widespread fraud

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral House of People's Representatives or Camara de Representantes del Pueblo (100 seats; members directly elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 25 April 2004 (next to be held in 2009)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PDGE 98, CPDS 2
      note: Parliament has little power since the constitution vests all executive authority in the president

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Tribunal

      Political parties and leaders:
      Convergence Party for Social Democracy or CPDS [Placido MIKO Abogo]; Democratic Party for Equatorial Guinea or PDGE (ruling party) [Teodoro OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO]; Party for Progress of Equatorial Guinea or PPGE [Severo MOTO]; Popular Action of Equatorial Guinea or APGE [Miguel Esono EMAN]; Popular Union or UP [Andres Moises Bda ADA]; Progressive Democratic Alliance or ADP [Victorino Bolekia BONAY]; Union of Independent Democrats of UDI [Daniel OYONO]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, ACP, AfDB, AU, BDEAC, CEMAC, FAO, FZ, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ITU, MIGA, NAM, OAS (observer), OIF, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WToO, WTO (observer)

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Purificacion ANGUE ONDO
      chancery: 2020 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
      telephone: [1] (202) 518-5700
      FAX: [1] (202) 518-5252

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: the US ambassador to Cameroon is accredited to Equatorial Guinea
      embassy: adjacent to the golf course at the base of Mont Febe; note - relocated embassy is opened for limited functions; inquiries should continue to be directed to the US Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon
      mailing address: B.P. 817, Yaounde, Cameroon; US Embassy Yaounde, Department of State, Washington, DC 20521-2520
      telephone: [237] 220 15 00
      FAX: [237] 220 16 20

      Flag description:
      three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and red with a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side and the coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms has six yellow six-pointed stars (representing the mainland and five offshore islands) above a gray shield bearing a silk-cotton tree and below which is a scroll with the motto UNIDAD, PAZ, JUSTICIA (Unity, Peace, Justice)


      NOTE: The information regarding Equatorial Guinea on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Equatorial Guinea Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Equatorial Guinea Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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