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    Portugal Gobierno 2000

      Nombre del Pa�s:
      conventional long form: Portuguese Republic
      conventional short form: Portugal
      local long form: Republica Portuguesa
      local short form: Portugal

      C�digo: PO

      Tipo de Gobierno: parliamentary democracy

      Capital: Lisbon

      Divisiones Administrativas: 18 districts (distritos, singular - distrito) and 2 autonomous regions* (regioes autonomas, singular - regiao autonoma); Aveiro, Acores (Azores)*, Beja, Braga, Braganca, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Evora, Faro, Guarda, Leiria, Lisboa, Madeira*, Portalegre, Porto, Santarem, Setubal, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real, Viseu

      Independencia: 1140 (independent republic proclaimed 5 October 1910)

      Feriado Nacional: Day of Portugal, 10 June (1580)

      Constituci�n: 25 April 1976, revised 30 October 1982, 1 June 1989, 5 November 1992, and 3 September 1997

      Sistema Legal: civil law system; the Constitutional Tribunal reviews the constitutionality of legislation; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations

      Sufragio: 18 years of age; universal

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: President Jorge SAMPAIO (since 9 March 1996)
      head of government: Prime Minister Antonio Manuel de Oliviera GUTERRES (since 28 October 1995)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president on the recommendation of the prime minister
      note: there is also a Council of State that acts as a consultative body to the president
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 14 January 1996 (next to be held NA January 2001); following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or leader of a majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the president
      election results: Jorge SAMPAIO elected president; percent of vote - Jorge SAMPAIO (Socialist) 53.8%, Anibal CAVACO SILVA (Social Democrat) 46.2%

      Rama Legislativa: unicameral Assembly of the Republic or Assembleia da Republica (230 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 10 October 1999 (next to be held by NA October 2003)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PSP 43.9%, PSD 32.3%, CDU 9%, PP 8.3%, The Left Bloc 2.4%; seats by party - PSP 113, PSD 83, CDU 17, PP 15, The Left Bloc 2

      Rama Judicial: Supreme Court or Supremo Tribunal de Justica, judges appointed for life by the Conselho Superior da Magistratura

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: Popular Party or PP [Paulo PORTAS]; Portuguese Communist Part/United Democratic Coalition or PCP/CDU [Carlos CARVALHAS]; Portuguese Socialist Party or PSP [Antonio GUTERRES]; Social Democratic Party or PSD [Jose Manuel DURAO BARROSO]; The Left Bloc [Francisco LOUCA]

      Participaci�n de Organizaciones Internacionales: AfDB, Australia Group, BIS, CCC, CE, CERN, EAPC, EBRD, ECE, ECLAC, EIB, EMU, EU, FAO, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITU, LAIA (observer), MINURSO, NAM (guest), NATO, NEA, NSG, OAS (observer), OECD, OPCW, OSCE, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMIBH, UNMIK, UNMOP, UPU, WCL, WEU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO, ZC

      Representantes Diplom�ticos en EU:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Joao Alberto Bacelar DA ROCKA PARIS
      chancery: 2125 Kalorama Road NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 328-8610
      FAX: [1] (202) 462-3726
      consulate(s) general: Boston, New York, Newark (New Jersey), and San Francisco
      consulate(s): Los Angeles, New Bedford (Massachusetts), Providence (Rhode Island)

      Representantes Dimplom�ticos de EU:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Gerald S. MCGOWAN
      embassy: Avenida das Forcas Armadas, 1600 Lisbon
      mailing address: PSC 83, APO AE 09726
      telephone: [351] (21) 727-3300
      FAX: [351] (21) 726-9109
      consulate(s): Ponta Delgada (Azores)

      Descripci�n de la Bandera: two vertical bands of green (hoist side, two-fifths) and red (three-fifths) with the Portuguese coat of arms centered on the dividing line

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