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    Mozambique Government 1997

      Country name
      conventional long form: Republic of Mozambique
      conventional short form: Mozambique
      local long form : Republica Popular de Mocambique
      local short form: Mocambique

      Data code MZ

      Government type republic

      National capital Maputo

      Administrative divisions 10 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia); Cabo Delgado, Gaza,Inhambane, Manica, 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 Joaquim Alberto CHISSANO (since 6 November 1986); note - beforebeing popularly elected, CHISSANO was elected president by FRELIMO's CentralCommittee 4 November 1986 (reelected by the Committee 30 July 1989)
      head of government: Prime Minister Pascoal MOCUMBI (since NA December 1994)
      cabinet : Cabinet
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election lastheld 27 October 1994 (next to be held NA 1999); prime minister appointed bythe president
      election results: Joaquim Alberto CHISSANO elected president; percent of vote - JoaquimCHISSANO 53.3%, Afonso DHLAKAMA 33.3%

      Legislative branch unicameral Assembly of the Republic or Assembleia da Republica (250seats; members are directly elected by popular vote on a secret ballot toserve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 27-29 October 1994 (next to be held NA October 1999)
      election results: percent of vote by party - Frelimo 44.33%, RENAMO 33.78%, DemocraticUnion 5.15%, other 16.74%; seats by party - Frelimo 129, RENAMO 112, DemocraticUnion 9
      note: the presidential and legislative elections took place as called forin the 1992 peace accords; RENAMO participated in the elections

      Judicial branch Supreme Court, judges appointed by the president and judges electedby the Assembly

      Political parties and leaders Front for the Liberation of Mozambique or FRELIMO [Joaquim Alberto CHISSANO,chairman]; Mozambique National Resistance or RENAMO [Afonso DHLAKAMA, president];Democratic Union or DU [Antonio PALANGE, general secretary]

      International organization participation ACP, AfDB, C, CCC, ECA, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB,IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Interpol, IOC, IOM (observer),ISO (correspondent), ITU, NAM, OAU, OIC, SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO,UPU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

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

      Diplomatic representation from the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires Peter Michael McKINLEY
      embassy: Avenida Kenneth Kuanda 193, Maputo
      mailing address: P. O. Box 783, Maputo
      telephone : [258] (1) 492797
      FAX: [258] (1) 490114

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

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

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