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    Marshall Islands Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of the Marshall Islands
      conventional short form: Marshall Islands
      former: Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Marshall Islands District

      Government type:
      constitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force 21 October 1986 and the Amended Compact entered into force in May 2004

      Capital:
      Majuro

      Administrative divisions:
      33 municipalities; Ailinginae, Ailinglaplap, Ailuk, Arno, Aur, Bikar, Bikini, Bokak, Ebon, Enewetak, Erikub, Jabat, Jaluit, Jemo, Kili, Kwajalein, Lae, Lib, Likiep, Majuro, Maloelap, Mejit, Mili, Namorik, Namu, Rongelap, Rongrik, Toke, Ujae, Ujelang, Utirik, Wotho, Wotje

      Independence:
      21 October 1986 (from the US-administered UN trusteeship)

      National holiday:
      Constitution Day, 1 May (1979)

      Constitution:
      1 May 1979

      Legal system:
      based on adapted Trust Territory laws, acts of the legislature, municipal, common, and customary laws

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Kessai Hesa NOTE (since 5 January 2004); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Kessai Hesa NOTE (since 5 January 2004); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Cabinet selected by the president from among the members of the legislature
      elections: president elected by Parliament from among its own members for a four-year term; election last held 17 November 2003 (next to be held November 2007)
      election results: Kessai Hesa NOTE elected president; percent of Parliament vote - 100%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral legislature or Nitijela (33 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 17 November 2003 (next to be held by November 2007)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - NA
      note: the Council of Chiefs or Ironij is a 12-member body comprised of tribal chiefs that advises on matters affecting customary law and practice

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court; High Court; Traditional Rights Court

      Political parties and leaders:
      traditionally there have been no formally organized political parties; what has existed more closely resembles factions or interest groups because they do not have party headquarters, formal platforms, or party structures; the following two "groupings" have competed in legislative balloting in recent years - Aelon Kein Ad Party [Michael KABUA] and United Democratic Party or UDP [Litokwa TOMEING]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACP, AsDB, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, IDA, IFC, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ITU, OPCW, PIF, Sparteca, SPC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, WHO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Banny DE BRUM
      chancery: 2433 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 234-5414
      FAX: [1] (202) 232-3236
      consulate(s) general: Honolulu

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Greta N. MORRIS
      embassy: Oceanside, Mejen Weto, Long Island, Majuro
      mailing address: P. O. Box 1379, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands 96960-1379
      telephone: [692] 247-4011
      FAX: [692] 247-4012

      Flag description:
      blue with two stripes radiating from the lower hoist-side corner - orange (top) and white; there is a white star with four large rays and 20 small rays on the hoist side above the two stripes


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

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