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    Guinea Government - 1990

      Long-form name: Republic of Guinea

      Type: republic

      Capital: Conakry

      Administrative divisions: 29 administrative regions (regions administratives, singular--region administrative); Beyla, Boffa, Boke, Conakry, Dabola, Dalaba, Dinguiraye, Dubreka, Faranah, Forecariah, Fria, Gaoual, Gueckedou, Kankan, Kerouane, Kindia, Kissidougou, Koundara, Kouroussa, Labe, Macenta, Mali, Mamou, Nzerekore, Pita, Siguiri, Telimele, Tougue, Yomou

      Independence: 2 October 1958 (from France; formerly French Guinea)

      Constitution: 14 May 1982, suspended after coup of 3 April 1984

      Legal system: based on French civil law system, customary law, and decree; legal codes currently being revised; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      National holiday: Anniversary of the Second Republic, 3 April (1984)

      Executive branch: president, Military Committee for National Recovery (Comite Militaire de Redressement National or CMRN), Council of Ministers (cabinet)

      Legislative branch: People's National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale Populaire) was dissolved after the 3 April 1984 coup

      Judicial branch: Court of Appeal (Cour d'Appel)

      Leaders: Chief of State and Head of Government--Gen. Lansana CONTE (since 5 April 1984)

      Political parties and leaders: none; following the 3 April 1984 coup all political activity was banned

      Suffrage: none

      Elections: none

      Communists: no Communist party, although there are some sympathizers

      Member of: ACP, AfDB, ECA, ECOWAS, FAO, G-77, IBA, IBRD, ICAO, ICO, IDA, IDB--Islamic Development Bank, IFAD, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, ITU, Mano River Union, Niger River Commission, NAM, OAU, OIC, UN, UNESCO, UPU, WHO, WMO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Kekoura CAMARA; Chancery at 2112 Leroy Place NW, Washington DC 20008; telephone (202) 483-9420; US--Ambassador Samuel E. LUPO; Embassy at 2nd Boulevard and 9th Avenue, Conakry (mailing address is B. P. 603, Conakry); telephone 44-15-20 through 24

      Flag: three equal vertical bands of red (hoist side), yellow, and green; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia; similar to the flag of Rwanda which has a large black letter R centered in the yellow band

      NOTE: The information regarding Guinea on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Government 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guinea Government 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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