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    Mozambique Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Mozambique
      conventional short form: Mozambique
      local long form: Republica de Mocambique
      local short form: Mocambique
      former: Portuguese East Africa

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Maputo

      Administrative divisions:
      10 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia), 1 city (cidade)*; Cabo Delgado, Gaza, Inhambane, Manica, Maputo, Cidade de Maputo*, Nampula, Niassa, Sofala, Tete, Zambezia

      Independence:
      25 June 1975 (from Portugal)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 25 June (1975)

      Constitution:
      30 November 1990

      Legal system:
      based on Portuguese civil law system and customary law

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Armando GUEBUZA (since 2 February 2005)
      head of government: Prime Minister Luisa DIOGO (since 17 February 2004)
      cabinet: Cabinet
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 1-2 December 2004 (next to be held December 2009); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: Armando GUEBUZA elected president; percent of vote - Armando GUEBUZA 63.7%, Afonso DHLAKAMA 31.7%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Assembly of the Republic or Assembleia da Republica (250 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote on a secret ballot to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 1-2 December 2004 (next to be held December 2009)
      election results: percent of vote by party - FRELIMO 62%, RENAMO 29.7%; seats by party - FRELIMO 160, RENAMO 90

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court (the court of final appeal; some of its professional judges are appointed by the president and some are elected by the Assembly); other courts include an Administrative Court, customs courts, maritime courts, courts marshal, labor courts
      note: although the constitution provides for a separate Constitutional Court, one has never been established; in its absence the Supreme Court reviews constitutional cases

      Political parties and leaders:
      Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frente de Liberatacao de Mocambique) or FRELIMO [Armando Emilio GUEBUZA, president]; Mozambique National Resistance-Electoral Union (Resistencia Nacional Mocambicana-Uniao Eleitoral) or RENAMO-UE [Afonso DHLAKAMA, president]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Institute for Peace and Democracy (Instituto para Paz e Democracia) or IPADE [Raul DOMINGOS, president]; Etica [Abdul CARIMO Issa, chairman]; Movement for Peace and Citizenship (Movimento para Paz e Cidadania); Mozambican League of Human Rights (Liga Mocambicana dos Direitos Humanos) or LDH [Alice MABOTE, president]; Human Rights and Development (Direitos Humanos e Desenvolvimento) or DHD [Artemisia FRANCO, secretary general]

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

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Armando PANGUENE
      chancery: 1990 M Street NW, Suite 570, Washington, DC 20036
      telephone: [1] (202) 293-7146
      FAX: [1] (202) 835-0245

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Helen LA LIME
      embassy: Avenida Kenneth Kuanda 193, Maputo
      mailing address: P. O. Box 783, Maputo
      telephone: [258] (1) 492797
      FAX: [258] (1) 490448

      Flag description:
      three equal horizontal bands of green (top), black, and yellow with a red isosceles triangle based on the hoist side; the black band is edged in white; centered in the triangle is a yellow five-pointed star bearing a crossed rifle and hoe in black superimposed on an open white book


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

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