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    Georgia Government 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Georgia
      local long form: none
      local short form : Sak'art'velo
      former: Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic

      Data code GG

      Government type republic

      National capital T'bilisi

      Administrative divisions 53 rayons (raionebi, singular - raioni), 9 cities* (k'alak'ebi, singular- k'alak'i), and 2 autonomous republics** (avtomnoy respubliki, singular -avtom respublika); Abashis, Abkhazia (Ap'khazet'is Avtonomiuri Respublika)**(Sokhumi), Adigenis, Ajaria (Acharis Avtonomiuri Respublika)** (Bat'umi),Akhalgoris, Akhalk'alak'is, Akhalts'ikhis, Akhmetis, Ambrolauris, Aspindzis,Baghdat'is, Bolnisis, Borjomis, Chiat'ura*, Ch'khorotsqus, Ch'okhatauris,Dedop'listsqaros, Dmanisis, Dushet'is, Gardabanis, Gori*, Goris, Gurjaanis,Javis, K'arelis, Kaspis, Kharagaulis, Khashuris, Khobis, Khonis, K'ut'aisi*,Lagodekhis, Lanch'khut'is, Lentekhis, Marneulis, Martvilis, Mestiis, Mts'khet'is,Ninotsmindis, Onis, Ozurget'is, P'ot'i*, Qazbegis, Qvarlis, Rust'avi*, Sach'kheris,Sagarejos, Samtrediis, Senakis, Sighnaghis, T'bilisi*, T'elavis, T'erjolis,T'et'ritsqaros, T'ianet'is, Tqibuli*, Ts'ageris, Tsalenjikhis, Tsalkis, Tsqaltubo*,Vanis, Zestap'onis, Zugdidi*, Zugdidis
      note: administrative divisions have the same names as their administrativecenters (exceptions have the administrative center name following in parentheses)

      Independence 9 April 1991 (from Soviet Union)

      National holiday Independence Day, 26 May (1991)

      Constitution adopted 17 October 1995

      Legal system based on civil law system

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch
      chief of state : President Eduard Amvrosiyevich SHEVARDNADZE (previously elected chairmanof the Government Council 10 March 1992, Council has since been disbanded;previously elected chairman of Parliament 11 October 1992; elected president5 November 1995); note - the president is both the chief of state and headof government
      head of government: President Eduard Amvrosiyevich SHEVARDNADZE (previously elected chairmanof the Government Council 10 March 1992, Council has since been disbanded;previously elected chairman of Parliament 11 October 1992; elected president5 November 1995); note - the president is both the chief of state and headof government
      cabinet: Cabinet of Ministers
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election lastheld 5 November 1995 (next to be held NA April 2001)
      election results: Eduard SHEVARDNADZE elected president; percent of vote - Eduard SHEVARDNADZE74%

      Legislative branch unicameral Supreme Council or Umaghiesi Sabcho (235 seats; members areelected to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 5 November 1995 (next to be held NA November 2000)
      election results : percent of vote by party - CUG 24%, NDP 8%, All Georgia Revival Union7%, all other parties received less than 5% each; seats by party - NA

      Judicial branch Supreme Court

      Political parties and leaders Citizens Union of Georgia or CUG [Eduard SHEVARDNADZE, Zurab ZHVANIA,general secretary]; National Democratic Party or NDP [Irina SARISHVILI-CHANTARIA];United Republican Party, umbrella organization for parties including the GPFand the Charter 1991 Party [Notar NATADZE, chairman]; Georgian Popular Frontor GPF [Nodar NATADZE, chairman]; Charter 1991 Party [Tedo PAATASHVILI]; GeorgianSocial Democratic Party or GSDP [Guram MUCHAIDZE, secretary general]; AllGeorgia Union for Revival [Alsan ABASHIDZE]; Christian Democratic Union orCDU [Irakli SHENGELAYA]; Democratic Georgia Union or DGU [Avtandil MARGIANI];National Independence Party or NIP [Irakliy TSERETELI, chairman]; GeorgianMonarchists' Party or GMP [Temur ZHORZHOLIANI]; Greens Party; Agrarian Partyof Georgia or APG [Roin LIPARTELIANI]; United Communist Party of Georgia orUCP [Panteleimon GIORGADZE, chairman]

      Political pressure groups and leaders supporters of ousted President Zviad GAMSAKHURDIA (deceased 1 January1994) remain a source of opposition; separatist elements in the breakawayregion of Abkhazia

      International organization participation BSEC, CCC, CE (guest), CIS, EBRD, ECE, FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IFAD,IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, Inmarsat, Interpol, IOC, IOM (observer), ITU, NACC, OSCE,PFP, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO (applicant)

      Diplomatic representation in the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Tedo JAPARIDZE
      chancery: (temporary) Suite 424, 1511 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
      telephone: [1] (202) 393-5959
      FAX : [1] (202) 393-4537

      Diplomatic representation from the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador William H. COURTNEY
      embassy: #25 Antoneli Street, T'bilisi 380026
      mailing address: use embassy street address
      telephone : 995-32-989-967 or 995-32-933-803 (operator assisted)
      FAX: tie-line FAX 997-0200; 933-759 or 938-951

      Flag description maroon field with small rectangle in upper hoist side corner; rectangledivided horizontally with black on top, white below

      NOTE: The information regarding Georgia 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 Georgia Government 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Georgia Government 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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