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    Monaco Government - 1990

      Long-form name: Principality of Monaco

      Type: constitutional monarchy

      Capital: Monaco

      Administrative divisions: 4 quarters (quartiers, singular--quartier); Fontvieille, La Condamine, Monaco-Ville, Monte-Carlo

      Independence: 1419, rule by the House of Grimaldi

      Constitution: 17 December 1962

      Legal system: based on French law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      National holiday: National Day, 19 November

      Executive branch: prince, minister of state, Council of Government (cabinet)

      Legislative branch: National Council (Conseil National)

      Judicial branch: Supreme Tribunal (Tribunal Supreme)

      Leaders: Chief of State--Prince RAINIER III (since November 1949); Heir Apparent Prince ALBERT Alexandre Louis Pierre (born 14 March 1958); Head of Government Minister of State Jean AUSSEIL (since 10 September 1985)

      Political parties and leaders: National and Democratic Union (UND), Democratic Union Movement (MUD), Monaco Action, Monegasque Socialist Party (PSM)

      Suffrage: universal adult at age 25

      Elections: National Council--last held on 24 January 1988 (next to be held 24 January 1993); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(18 total) UND 18

      Member of: IAEA, ICAO, IHO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IPU, ITU, UN (permanent observer), UNESCO, UPU, WHO, WIPO

      Diplomatic representation: Monaco maintains honorary consulates general in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco, and honorary consulates in Dallas, Honolulu, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, and Washington; US--no mission in Monaco, but the US Consul General in Marseille, France, is accredited to Monaco; Consul General R. Susan WOOD; Consulate General at 12 Boulevard Paul Peytral, 13286 Marseille Cedex (mailing address APO NY 09777); telephone p33o (91) 549-200

      Flag: two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white; similar to the flag of Indonesia which is longer and the flag of Poland which is white (top) and red

      NOTE: The information regarding Monaco 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 Monaco Government 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Monaco Government 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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