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    Maldivas Gobierno 2000

      Nombre del Pa�s:
      conventional long form: Republic of Maldives
      conventional short form: Maldives
      local long form: Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa
      local short form: Dhivehi Raajje

      C�digo: MV

      Tipo de Gobierno: republic

      Capital: Male

      Divisiones Administrativas: 19 atolls (atholhu, singular and plural) and 1 other first-order administrative division*; Alifu, Baa, Dhaalu, Faafu, Gaafu Alifu, Gaafu Dhaalu, Gnaviyani, Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, Kaafu, Laamu, Lhaviyani, Maale*, Meemu, Noonu, Raa, Seenu, Shaviyani, Thaa, Vaavu

      Independencia: 26 July 1965 (from UK)

      Feriado Nacional: Independence Day, 26 July (1965)

      Constituci�n: adopted January 1998

      Sistema Legal: based on Islamic law with admixtures of English common law primarily in commercial matters; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Sufragio: 21 years of age; universal

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM (since 11 November 1978); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM (since 11 November 1978); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: appointed by the president; note - need not be members of Majlis
      elections: president nominated by the Majlis and then that nomination must be ratified by a national referendum (at least a 51% approval margin is required); president elected for a five-year term; election last held 16 October 1998 (next to be held NA October 2003)
      election results: President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM reelected; percent of popular vote - Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM 90.9%

      Rama Legislativa: unicameral People's Council or Majlis (50 seats; 42 elected by popular vote, 8 appointed by the president; members serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 20 November 1999 (next to be held NA November 2004)
      election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - independents 42

      Rama Judicial: High Court

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: although political parties are not banned, none exist

      Participaci�n de Organizaciones Internacionales: AsDB, C, CCC, CP, ESCAP, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IMF, IMO, Intelsat (nonsignatory user), Interpol, IOC, ITU, NAM, OIC, OPCW, SAARC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Representantes Diplom�ticos en EU: Maldives does not have an embassy in the US, but does have a Permanent Mission to the UN in New York

      Representantes Dimplom�ticos de EU: the US does not have an embassy in Maldives; the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka is accredited to Maldives and makes periodic visits there

      Descripci�n de la Bandera: red with a large green rectangle in the center bearing a vertical white crescent; the closed side of the crescent is on the hoist side of the flag

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