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    Rwanda Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/rwanda/rwanda_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Rwanda
      conventional short form: Rwanda
      local long form: Republika y'u Rwanda
      local short form: Rwanda
      former: Ruanda, German East Africa

      Government type:
      republic; presidential, multiparty system

      Capital:
      Kigali

      Administrative divisions:
      12 provinces (in French - provinces, singular - province; in Kinyarwanda - prefigintara for singular and plural); Butare, Byumba, Cyangugu, Gikongoro, Gisenyi, Gitarama, Kibungo, Kibuye, Kigali Rurale, Kigali-ville, Umutara, Ruhengeri

      Independence:
      1 July 1962 (from Belgium-administered UN trusteeship)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 1 July (1962)

      Constitution:
      new constitution adopted 4 June 2003

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

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal adult

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Paul KAGAME (since 22 April 2000)
      head of government: Prime Minister Bernard MAKUZA (since 8 March 2000)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
      elections: President elected by popular vote for a seven-year term; elections last held 25 August 2003 (next to be held NA 2008)
      election results: Paul KAGAME elected president in first direct popular vote; Paul KAGAME 95.05%, Faustin TWAGIRAMUNGU 3.62%, Jean-Nepomuscene NAYINZIRA 1.33%

      Legislative branch:
      bicameral Parliament consists of Senate (26 seats; 12 members elected local councils, 8 appointed by the president, 4 by the Political Organizations Forum, 2 represent institutions of higher learning, to serve eight-year terms) and Chamber of Deputies (80 seats; 53 members elected by popular vote, 24 women elected by local bodies, 3 selected by youth and disability organizations, to serve five-year terms)
      elections: Senate - last held NA, members appointed as part of the transitional government (next to be held in 2011); Chamber of Deputies - last held 29 September 2003 (next to be held in 2008)
      election results: seats by party under the 2003 Constitution - RPF 40, PSD 7, PL 6, additional 27 members indirectly elected

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court; High Courts of the Republic; Provincial Courts; District Courts; mediation committees

      Political parties and leaders:
      Centrist Democratic Party or PDC [Alfred MUKEZAMFURA]; Democratic Popular Union of Rwanda or UDPR [Adrien RANGIRA]; Democratic Republican Movement or MDR (officially banned) [Celestin KABANDA]; Islamic Democratic Party or PDI [Andre BUMAYA]; Liberal Party or PL [Prosper HIGIRO]; Party for Democratic Renewal (officially banned); Rwandan Patriotic Front or RPF [Paul KAGAME]; Social Democratic Party or PSD [Vincent BIRUTA]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      IBUKA - association of genocide survivors

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

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Zac NSENGA
      chancery: 1714 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
      telephone: [1] (202) 232-2882
      FAX: [1] (202) 232-4544

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Michael ARIETTI
      embassy: 337 Boulevard de la Revolution, Kigali
      mailing address: B. P. 28, Kigali
      telephone: [250] 50 56 01 through 03
      FAX: [250] 57 2128

      Flag description:
      three horizontal bands of sky blue (top, double width), yellow, and green, with a golden sun with 24 rays near the fly end of the blue band


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

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