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    Angola Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/angola/angola_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Angola
      conventional short form: Angola
      local long form: Republica de Angola
      local short form: Angola
      former: People's Republic of Angola

      Government type:
      republic, nominally a multiparty democracy with a strong presidential system

      Capital:
      Luanda

      Administrative divisions:
      18 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia); Bengo, Benguela, Bie, Cabinda, Cuando Cubango, Cuanza Norte, Cuanza Sul, Cunene, Huambo, Huila, Luanda, Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul, Malanje, Moxico, Namibe, Uige, Zaire

      Independence:
      11 November 1975 (from Portugal)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 11 November (1975)

      Constitution:
      11 November 1975; revised 7 January 1978, 11 August 1980, 6 March 1991, and 26 August 1992; note - a new constitution will likely be passed following the next legislative election

      Legal system:
      based on Portuguese civil law system and customary law; recently modified to accommodate political pluralism and increased use of free markets

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS (since 21 September 1979); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS (since 21 September 1979); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government; Fernando de Piedade Dias DOS SANTOS was appointed Prime Minister on 6 December 2002
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
      elections: president elected by universal ballot for a five-year term under the 1992 constitution; President DOS SANTOS originally elected (in 1979) without opposition under a one-party system and stood for reelection in Angola's first multiparty elections 29-30 September 1992 (next to be held September 2006 or 2007)
      election results: Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS 49.6%, Jonas SAVIMBI 40.1%, making a run-off election necessary; the run-off was not held and SAVIMBI's National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) repudiated the results of the first election; the civil war resumed leaving DOS SANTOS in his current position as the president

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly or Assembleia Nacional (220 seats; members elected by proportional vote to serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 29-30 September 1992 (next to be held September 2006)
      election results: percent of vote by party - MPLA 54%, UNITA 34%, other 12%; seats by party - MPLA 129, UNITA 70, PRS 6, FNLA 5, PLD 3, other 7

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court and separate provincial courts (judges are appointed by the president)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Liberal Democratic Party or PLD [Analia de Victoria PEREIRA]; National Front for the Liberation of Angola or FNLA [disputed leadership: Lucas NGONDA, Holden ROBERTO]; National Union for the Total Independence of Angola or UNITA [Isaias SAMAKUVA], largest opposition party; Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola or MPLA [Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS], ruling party in power since 1975; Social Renewal Party or PRS [disputed leadership: Eduardo KUANGANA, Antonio MUACHICUNGO]
      note: about a dozen minor parties participated in the 1992 elections but only won a few seats; they and the other 115 smaller parties have little influence in the National Assembly

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda or FLEC [N'zita Henriques TIAGO, Antonio Bento BEMBE]
      note: FLEC's small-scale, highly factionalized armed struggle for the independence of Cabinda Province has largely ended

      International organization participation:
      ACP, AfDB, AU, COMESA, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt (signatory), ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITU, MIGA, NAM, OAS (observer), SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Josefina Perpetua Pitra DIAKITI
      chancery: 2108 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
      telephone: [1] (202) 785-1156
      FAX: [1] (202) 785-1258
      consulate(s) general: Houston, New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Cynthia EFIRD
      embassy: number 32 Rua Houari Boumedienne (in the Miramar area of Luanda), Luanda
      mailing address: international mail: Caixa Postal 6468, Luanda; pouch: US Embassy Luanda, Department of State, 2550 Luanda Place, Washington, DC 20521-2550
      telephone: [244] (222) 64-1000
      FAX: [244] (222) 64-1232

      Flag description:
      two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and black with a centered yellow emblem consisting of a five-pointed star within half a cogwheel crossed by a machete (in the style of a hammer and sickle)


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

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