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    Djibouti Government 1997

      Country name
      conventional long form: Republic of Djibouti
      conventional short form: Djibouti
      former: French Territory of the Afars and Issas, French Somaliland

      Data code DJ

      Government type republic

      National capital Djibouti

      Administrative divisions 5 districts (cercles, singular - cercle); 'Ali Sabih, Dikhil, Djibouti,Obock, Tadjoura

      Independence 27 June 1977 (from France)

      National holiday Independence Day, 27 June (1977)

      Constitution multiparty constitution approved in referendum 4 September 1992

      Legal system based on French civil law system, traditional practices, and Islamiclaw

      Suffrage NA years of age; universal adult

      Executive branch
      chief of state: President HASSAN GOULED Aptidon (since 24 June 1977)
      head of government: Prime Minister BARKAT Gourad Hamadou (since 30 September 1978)
      cabinet : Council of Ministers responsible to the president
      elections: president elected by popular vote to a six-year term; election lastheld 7 May 1993 (next to be held NA 1999)
      election results: President HASSAN GOULED reelected; percent of vote - NA

      Legislative branch unicameral Chamber of Deputies or Chambre des Deputes (65 seats; membersare elected to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 18 December 1992 (next to be held NA 1997)
      election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - RPP 65; note - RPP (the ruling party)dominated

      Judicial branch Supreme Court (Cour Supreme)

      Political parties and leaders
      ruling party : People's Progress Assembly or RPP [Hassan GOULED Aptidon]
      other parties: Democratic Renewal Party or PRD [Mohamed Jama ELABE]; Democratic NationalParty or PND [ADEN Robleh Awaleh]

      Political pressure groups and leaders Front for the Restoration of Unity and Democracy or FRUD, and affiliates;Movement for Unity and Democracy or MUD

      International organization participation ACCT, ACP, AfDB, AFESD, AL, ECA, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM,IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IGADD, ILO, IMF, IMO, Intelsat (nonsignatory user),Interpol, IOC, ITU, NAM, OAU, OIC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMIH, UPU,WFTU, WHO, WMO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador ROBLE Olhaye Oudine
      chancery: Suite 515, 1156 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
      telephone: [1] (202) 331-0270
      FAX : [1] (202) 331-0302

      Diplomatic representation from the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires Terri ROBL
      embassy: Plateau du Serpent, Boulevard Marechal Joffre, Djibouti
      mailing address: B. P. 185, Djibouti
      telephone : [253] 35 39 95
      FAX: [253] 35 39 40

      Flag description two equal horizontal bands of light blue (top) and light green witha white isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bearing a red five-pointedstar in the center

      NOTE: The information regarding Djibouti on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Djibouti Government 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Djibouti Government 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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