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    Puerto Rico Government 1995
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    SOURCE: 1995 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Names:
      conventional long form: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
      conventional short form:
      Digraph: RQ
      Type: commonwealth associated with the US

      Capital: San Juan
      Administrative divisions: none (commonwealth associated with the US), note: there are 78 municipalities

      Independence: none (commonwealth associated with the US)
      National holiday: US Independence Day, 4 July (1776)

      Constitution: ratified 3 March 1952; approved by US Congress 3 July 1952; effective 25 July 1952

      Legal system: based on Spanish civil code
      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal; indigenous inhabitants are US citizens but do not vote in US presidential elections

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President William Jefferson CLINTON (since 20 January 1993); Vice President Albert GORE, Jr. (since 20 January 1993)
      head of government: Governor Pedro ROSSELLO (since NA January 1993); election last held 3 November 1992 (next to be held NA November 1996); results - Pedro ROSSELLO (PND) 50%, Victoria MUNOZ (PPD) 46%, Fernando MARTIN (PIP) 4%

      Legislative branch: bicameral Legislative Assembly
      Senate: elections last held 3 November 1992 (next to be held NA November 1996); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (27 total) seats by party NA
      House of Representatives: elections last held 3 November 1992 (next to be held NA November 1996); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (53 total) seats by party NA
      US House of Representatives: elections last held 3 November 1992 (next to be held NA November 1996); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (1 total) seats by party NA; note - Puerto Rico elects one representative to the US House of Representatives, Carlos Romero BARCELO

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court

      Political parties and leaders: National Republican Party of Puerto Rico, Freddy VALENTIN; Popular Democratic Party (PPD), Rafael HERNANDEZ Colon; New Progressive Party (PNP), Carlos ROMERO Barcelo; Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP), Juan MARI Bras and Carlos GALLISA; Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP), Ruben BERRIOS Martinez; Puerto Rican Communist Party (PCP), leader(s) unknown
      Other political or pressure groups: all have engaged in terrorist activities - Armed Forces for National Liberation (FALN); Volunteers of the Puerto Rican Revolution; Boricua Popular Army (also known as the Macheteros); Armed Forces of Popular Resistance
      Member of: CARICOM (observer), ECLAC (associate), FAO (associate), ICFTU, INTERPOL (subbureau), IOC, WCL, WFTU, WHO (associate), WTO (associate)

      Diplomatic representation in US: none (commonwealth associated with the US)
      US diplomatic representation: none (commonwealth associated with the US)

      Flag: five equal horizontal bands of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bears a large white five-pointed star in the center; design based on the US flag

      NOTE: The information regarding Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico Government 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Puerto Rico Government 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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