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    Gabon Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Gabonese Republic
      conventional short form: Gabon
      local long form: Republique Gabonaise
      local short form: Gabon

      Government type:
      republic; multiparty presidential regime (opposition parties legalized in 1990)

      Capital:
      Libreville

      Administrative divisions:
      9 provinces; Estuaire, Haut-Ogooue, Moyen-Ogooue, Ngounie, Nyanga, Ogooue-Ivindo, Ogooue-Lolo, Ogooue-Maritime, Woleu-Ntem

      Independence:
      17 August 1960 (from France)

      National holiday:
      Founding of the Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG), 12 March (1968)

      Constitution:
      adopted 14 March 1991

      Legal system:
      based on French civil law system and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage:
      21 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President El Hadj Omar BONGO Ondimba (since 2 December 1967)
      head of government: Prime Minister Jean Eyeghe NDONG (since 20 January 2006)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the prime minister in consultation with the president
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term; election last held 27 November 2005 (next to be held in 2012); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: President El Hadj Omar BONGO Ondimba reelected; percent of vote - El Hadj Omar BONGO Ondimba 79.2%, Pierre MAMBOUNDOU 13.6%, Zacharie MYBOTO 6.6%

      Legislative branch:
      bicameral legislature consists of the Senate (91 seats; members elected by members of municipal councils and departmental assemblies) and the National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (120 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: Senate - last held 26 January and 9 February 2003 (next to be held by January 2009); National Assembly - last held 9 and 23 December 2001 (next to be held December 2006)
      election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PDG 53, RNB 20, PGP 4, ADERE 3, RDP 1, CLR 1, independents 9; National Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PDG 86, RNB-RPG 8, PGP 3, ADERE 3, CLR 2, PUP 1, PSD 1, independents 13, others 3

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court or Cour Supreme consisting of three chambers - Judicial, Administrative, and Accounts; Constitutional Court; Courts of Appeal; Court of State Security; County Courts

      Political parties and leaders:
      Circle of Liberal Reformers or CLR [General Jean Boniface ASSELE]; Congress for Democracy and Justice or CDJ [Jules Aristide Bourdes OGOULIGUENDE]; Democratic and Republican Alliance or ADERE [Divungui-di-Ndinge DIDJOB]; Gabonese Democratic Party or PDG, former sole party [Simplice Nguedet MANZELA]; Gabonese Party for Progress or PGP [Pierre-Louis AGONDJO-OKAWE]; National Rally of Woodcutters or RNB; National Rally of Woodcutters-Rally for Gabon or RNB-RPG (Bucherons) [Fr. Paul M'BA-ABESSOLE]; People's Unity Party or PUP [Louis Gaston MAYILA]; Rally for Democracy and Progress or RDP [Pierre EMBONI]; Social Democratic Party or PSD [Pierre Claver MAGANGA-MOUSSAVOU]; Union for Democracy and Social Integration or UDIS; Union of Gabonese People or UPG [Pierre MAMBOUNDOU]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, ACP, AfDB, AU, BDEAC, CEMAC, FAO, FZ, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ITU, MIGA, NAM, OIC, OIF, ONUB, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Jules Marius OGOUEBANDJA
      chancery: Suite 200, 2034 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
      telephone: [1] (202) 797-1000
      FAX: [1] (202) 332-0668
      consulate(s): New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Barrie R. WALKLEY
      embassy: Boulevard du Bord de Mer, Libreville
      mailing address: Centre Ville, B. P. 4000, Libreville
      telephone: [241] 76 20 03 through 76 20 04, after hours - 74 34 92
      FAX: [241] 74 55 07

      Flag description:
      three equal horizontal bands of green (top), yellow, and blue


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

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