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    Guinea Government - 2006
    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/guinea/guinea_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Guinea
      conventional short form: Guinea
      local long form: Republique de Guinee
      local short form: Guinee
      former: French Guinea

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Conakry

      Administrative divisions:
      33 prefectures and 1 special zone (zone special)*; Beyla, Boffa, Boke, Conakry*, Coyah, Dabola, Dalaba, Dinguiraye, Dubreka, Faranah, Forecariah, Fria, Gaoual, Gueckedou, Kankan, Kerouane, Kindia, Kissidougou, Koubia, Koundara, Kouroussa, Labe, Lelouma, Lola, Macenta, Mali, Mamou, Mandiana, Nzerekore, Pita, Siguiri, Telimele, Tougue, Yomou

      Independence:
      2 October 1958 (from France)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 2 October (1958)

      Constitution:
      23 December 1990 (Loi Fundamentale)

      Legal system:
      based on French civil law system, customary law, and decree; legal codes currently being revised; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Lansana CONTE (head of military government since 5 April 1984, elected president 19 December 1993)
      head of government: Prime Minister Cellou Dalein DIALLO (since 4 December 2004)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term; candidate must receive a majority of the votes cast to be elected president; election last held 21 December 2003 (next to be held December 2010); the prime minister is appointed by the president
      election results: Lansana CONTE reelected president; percent of vote - Lansana CONTE (PUP) 95.3%, Mamadou Boye BARRY (UPR) 4.6%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral People's National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale Populaire (114 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 30 June 2002 (next to be held in 2007)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PUP 61.6%, UPR 26.6%, other 11.8%; seats by party - PUP 85, UPR 20, other 9

      Judicial branch:
      Court of Appeal or Cour d'Appel

      Political parties and leaders:
      Democratic Party of Guinea-African Democratic Rally or PDG-RDA [El Hadj Ismael Mohamed Gassim GUSHEIN]; National Union for Progress or UPN [Mamadou Bhoye BARRY]; Party for Unity and Progress or PUP [Lansana CONTE] - the governing party; People's Party of Guinea or PPG [Pascal TOLNO]; Rally for the Guinean People or RPG [Alpha CONDE]; Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea or UFDG [Mamadou BA]; Union of Republican Forces or UFR [Sidya TOURE]; Union for Progress of Guinea or UPG [Jean-Marie DORE, secretary-general]; Union for Progress and Renewal or UPR [Ousmane BAH]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Student and teacher unions

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, ACP, AfDB, AU, ECOWAS, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITU, MIGA, MINURSO, NAM, OIC, OIF, ONUB, OPCW, UN, UNAMSIL, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNOCI, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Rafiou Alpha Oumar BARRY
      chancery: 2112 Leroy Place NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 986-4300
      FAX: [1] (202) 986-8800

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Jackson MCDONALD
      embassy: Rue Ka 038, Conakry
      mailing address: B. P. 603, Conakry
      telephone: [224] 41 15 20, 41 15 21, 41 15 23
      FAX: [224] 41 15 22

      Flag description:
      three equal vertical bands of red (hoist side), yellow, and green; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia


      NOTE: The information regarding 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 Guinea Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guinea Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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