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    Luxembourg Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/luxembourg/luxembourg_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
      conventional short form: Luxembourg
      local long form: Grand Duche de Luxembourg
      local short form: Luxembourg

      Government type:
      constitutional monarchy

      Capital:
      Luxembourg

      Administrative divisions:
      3 districts; Diekirch, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg

      Independence:
      1839 (from the Netherlands)

      National holiday:
      National Day (Birthday of Grand Duchess Charlotte) 23 June

      Constitution:
      17 October 1868; occasional revisions

      Legal system:
      based on civil law system; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal and compulsory

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Grand Duke HENRI (since 7 October 2000); Heir Apparent Prince GUILLAUME (son of the monarch, born 11 November 1981)
      head of government: Prime Minister Jean-Claude JUNCKER (since 1 January 1995) and Vice Prime Minister Jean ASSELBORN (since 31 July 2004)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers recommended by the prime minister and appointed by the monarch
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; following popular elections to the Chamber of Deputies, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the monarch; the deputy prime minister is appointed by the monarch; they are responsible to the Chamber of Deputies
      note: government coalition - CSV and LSAP

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Chamber of Deputies or Chambre des Deputes (60 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 13 June 2004 (next to be held by June 2009)
      election results: percent of vote by party - CSV 36.1%, LSAP 23.4%, DP 16.1%, Green Party 11.6%, ADR 10%; seats by party - CSV 24, LSAP 14, DP 10, Green Party 7, ADR 5
      note: there is also a Council of State that serves as an advisory body to the Chamber of Deputies; the Council of State has 21 members appointed by the Grand Duke on the advice of the prime minister

      Judicial branch:
      judicial courts and tribunals (3 Justices of the Peace, 2 district courts, and 1 Supreme Court of Appeals); administrative courts and tribunals (State Prosecutor's Office, administrative courts and tribunals, and the Constitutional Court); judges for all courts are appointed for life by the monarch

      Political parties and leaders:
      Action Committee for Democracy and Justice or ADR [Gast GIBERYEN]; Christian Social People's Party or CSV (also known as Christian Social Party or PCS) [Francois BILTGEN]; Democratic Party or DP [Claude MEISCH]; Green Party [Francois BAUSCH]; Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party or LSAP [Alex BODRY]; Marxist and Reformed Communist Party dei Lenk/la Gauche (the Left) [no formal leadership]; other minor parties

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      ABBL (bankers' association); ALEBA (financial sector trade union); Centrale Paysanne (federation of agricultural producers); CEP (professional sector chamber); CGFP (trade union representing civil service); Chambre de Commerce (Chamber of Commerce); Chambre des Metiers (Chamber of Artisans); FEDIL (federation of industrialists); Greenpeace (environment protection); LCGP (center-right trade union); Mouvement Ecologique (protection of ecology); OGBL (center-left trade union)

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, AsDB, Australia Group, Benelux, CE, EAPC, EBRD, EIB, EMU, ESA, EU, FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITU, MIGA, NATO, NEA, NSG, OAS (observer), OECD, OIF, OPCW, OSCE, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNRWA, UPU, WCL, WCO, WEU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, ZC

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Joseph WEYLAND
      chancery: 2200 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 265-4171
      FAX: [1] (202) 328-8270
      consulate(s) general: New York, San Francisco

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Ann WAGNER
      embassy: 22 Boulevard Emmanuel Servais, L-2535 Luxembourg City
      mailing address: American Embassy Luxembourg, Unit 1410, APO AE 09126-1410 (official mail); American Embassy Luxembourg, PSC 9, Box 9500, APO AE 09123 (personal mail)
      telephone: [352] 46 01 23
      FAX: [352] 46 14 01

      Flag description:
      three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and light blue; similar to the flag of the Netherlands, which uses a darker blue and is shorter; design was based on the flag of France


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

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