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    Cape Verde Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/cape_verde/cape_verde_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Cape Verde
      conventional short form: Cape Verde
      local long form: Republica de Cabo Verde
      local short form: Cabo Verde

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Praia

      Administrative divisions:
      17 municipalities (concelhos, singular - concelho); Boa Vista, Brava, Maio, Mosteiros, Paul, Praia, Porto Novo, Ribeira Grande, Sal, Santa Catarina, Santa Cruz, Sao Domingos, Sao Filipe, Sao Miguel, Sao Nicolau, Sao Vicente, Tarrafal

      Independence:
      5 July 1975 (from Portugal)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 5 July (1975)

      Constitution:
      new constitution came into force 25 September 1992; underwent a major revision on 23 November 1995, substantially increasing the powers of the president; a 1999 revision created the position of national ombudsman (Provedor de Justica)

      Legal system:
      derived from the legal system of Portugal

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Pedro Verona PIRES (since 22 March 2001)
      head of government: Prime Minister Jose Maria Pereira NEVES (since 1 February 2001)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president on the recommendation of the prime minister
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 12 February 2006 (next to be held February 2011); prime minister nominated by the National Assembly and appointed by the president
      election results: Pedro PIRES reelected president; percent of vote - Pedro PIRES (PAICV) 51.2%, Carlos VIEGA (MPD) 48.8%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly or Assembleia Nacional (72 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 22 January 2006 (next to be held in January 2011)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PAICV 52.3%, MPD 44%, UCID 2.7%; seats by party - PAICV 41, MPD 29, ADM 2

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Tribunal of Justice or Supremo Tribunal de Justia

      Political parties and leaders:
      African Party for Independence of Cape Verde or PAICV [Jose Maria Pereira NEVES, chairman]; Democratic Alliance for Change or ADM [Dr. Eurico MONTEIRO] (a coalition of PCD, PTS, and UCID); Democratic Christian Party or PDC [Manuel RODRIGUES, chairman]; Democratic Renovation Party or PRD [Victor FIDALGO, president]; Democratic and Independent Cape Verdean Union or UCID [Antonio MONTEIRO]; Movement for Democracy or MPD [Agostinho LOPES, president]; Party for Democratic Convergence or PCD [Dr. Eurico MONTEIRO, president]; Party of Work and Solidarity or PTS [Isaias RODRIGUES, president]; Social Democratic Party or PSD [Joao ALEM, president]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

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

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Jose BRITO
      chancery: 3415 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007
      telephone: [1] (202) 965-6820
      FAX: [1] (202) 965-1207
      consulate(s) general: Boston

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Roger D. PIERCE
      embassy: Rua Abilio m. Macedo 81, Praia
      mailing address: C. P. 201, Praia
      telephone: [238] 261 56 16, 261 56 17
      FAX: [238] 261 13 55

      Flag description:
      three horizontal bands of light blue (top, double width), white (with a horizontal red stripe in the middle third), and light blue; a circle of 10 yellow five-pointed stars is centered on the hoist end of the red stripe and extends into the upper and lower blue bands


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

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