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    Belice Gobierno 2000

      Nombre del Pa�s:
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Belize
      former: British Honduras

      C�digo: BH

      Tipo de Gobierno: parliamentary democracy

      Capital: Belmopan

      Divisiones Administrativas: 6 districts; Belize, Cayo, Corozal, Orange Walk, Stann Creek, Toledo

      Independencia: 21 September 1981 (from UK)

      Feriado Nacional: Independence Day, 21 September (1981)

      Constituci�n: 21 September 1981

      Sistema Legal: English law

      Sufragio: 18 years of age; universal

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor General Sir Colville YOUNG (since 17 November 1993)
      head of government: Prime Minister Said MUSA (since 27 August 1998); Deputy Prime Minister John BRICENO (since 1 September 1998)
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor general appointed by the monarch; governor general appoints the member of the House of Representatives who is leader of the majority party to be prime minister

      Rama Legislativa: bicameral National Assembly consists of the Senate (eight members, five appointed on the advice of the prime minister, two on the advice of the leader of the opposition, and one by the governor general; members are appointed for five-year terms); and the House of Representatives (29 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: House of Representatives - last held 27 August 1998 (next to be held NA August 2003)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PUP 26, UDP 3

      Rama Judicial: Supreme Court, the chief justice is appointed by the governor general on advice of the prime minister

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: People's United Party or PUP [Said MUSA]; United Democratic Party or UDP [Manuel ESQUIVEL, Dean BARROW]

      Grupos de presi�n Pol�ticos y l�deres: Society for the Promotion of Education and Research or SPEAR [Assad SHOMAN]; United Worker's Front

      Participaci�n de Organizaciones Internacionales: ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-77, IADB, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Intelsat (nonsignatory user), Interpol, IOC, IOM (observer), ITU, LAES, NAM, OAS, OPANAL, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WMO, WTrO

      Representantes Diplom�ticos en EU:
      chief of mission: Ambassador James Schofield MURPHY
      chancery: 2535 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 332-9636
      FAX: [1] (202) 332-6888
      consulate(s) general: Los Angeles

      Representantes Dimplom�ticos de EU:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Carolyn CURIEL
      embassy: Gabourel Lane and Hutson Street, Belize City
      mailing address: P. O. Box 286, Unit 7401, APO AA 34025
      telephone: [501] (2) 77161 through 77163
      FAX: [501] (2) 30802

      Descripci�n de la Bandera: blue with a narrow red stripe along the top and the bottom edges; centered is a large white disk bearing the coat of arms; the coat of arms features a shield flanked by two workers in front of a mahogany tree with the related motto SUB UMBRA FLOREO (I Flourish in the Shade) on a scroll at the bottom, all encircled by a green garland

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