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    Guinea Government 2000

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Guinea
      conventional short form: Guinea
      local long form: Republique de Guinee
      local short form: Guinee
      former: French Guinea

      Data code: GV

      Government type: republic

      Capital: Conakry

      Administrative divisions: 4 administrative regions (regions administrative, singular - region administrative) and 1 special zone (zone speciale)*; Conakry*, Guinee, Guinee-Forestiere, Haute-Guinee, Moyen-Guinee

      Independence: 2 October 1958 (from France)

      National holiday: Anniversary of the Second Republic, 3 April (1984)

      Constitution: 23 December 1990 (Loi Fundamentale)

      Legal system: based on French civil law system, customary law, and decree; legal codes currently being revised; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Lansana CONTE (head of military government since 5 April 1984, elected president 19 December 1993)
      head of government: Prime Minister Lamine SIDIME (since 8 March 1999)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; candidate must receive a majority of the votes cast to be elected president; election last held 14 December 1998 (next to be held NA December 2003); the prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: Lansana CONTE reelected president; percent of vote - Lansana CONTE (PUP) 56.1%, Mamadou Boye BA (UNR-PRP) 24.6%, Alpha CONDE (RPG) 16.6%,

      Legislative branch: unicameral People's National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale Populaire (114 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 11 June 1995 (next to be held NA 2000)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PUP 71, RPG 19, PRP 9, UNR 9, UPG 2, PDG 1, UNPG 1, PDG-RDA 1, other 1

      Judicial branch: Court of Appeal or Cour d'Appel

      Political parties and leaders: Democratic Party of Guinea or PDG-AST [Marcel CROS]; Democratic Party of Guinea-African Democratic Rally or PDG-RDA [El Hadj Ismael Mohamed Gassim GUSHEIN]; Party for Unity and Progress or PUP [Lansana CONTE] - the governing party; Party for Renewal and Progress or PRP [Siradiou DIALLO]; Rally for the Guinean People or RPG [Alpha CONDE]; Union for Progress of Guinea or UPG [Jean-Marie DORE, secretary-general]; Union for the New Republic or UNR [Mamadou Boye BA]

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

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Mohamed Aly THIAM
      chancery: 2112 Leroy Place NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 483-9420
      FAX: [1] (202) 483-8688

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Joyce E. LEADER
      embassy: Rue Ka 038, Conakry
      mailing address: B. P. 603, Conakry
      telephone: [224] 41 15 20, 41 15 21, 41 15 23
      FAX: [224] 41 15 22

      Flag description: three equal vertical bands of red (hoist side), yellow, and green; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia; similar to the flag of Rwanda, which has a large black letter R centered in the yellow band

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