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    Seychelles Gobierno 2000

      Nombre del Pa�s:
      conventional long form: Republic of Seychelles
      conventional short form: Seychelles

      C�digo: SE

      Tipo de Gobierno: republic

      Capital: Victoria

      Divisiones Administrativas: 23 administrative districts; Anse aux Pins, Anse Boileau, Anse Etoile, Anse Louis, Anse Royale, Baie Lazare, Baie Sainte Anne, Beau Vallon, Bel Air, Bel Ombre, Cascade, Glacis, Grand' Anse (on Mahe), Grand' Anse (on Praslin), La Digue, La Riviere Anglaise, Mont Buxton, Mont Fleuri, Plaisance, Pointe La Rue, Port Glaud, Saint Louis, Takamaka

      Independencia: 29 June 1976 (from UK)

      Feriado Nacional: National Day, 18 June (1993) (adoption of the constitution)

      Constituci�n: 18 June 1993

      Sistema Legal: based on English common law, French civil law, and customary law

      Sufragio: 17 years of age; universal

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: President France Albert RENE (since 5 June 1977); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President France Albert RENE (since 5 June 1977); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 20-22 March 1998 (next to be held by NA 2003)
      election results: France Albert RENE reelected president; percent of vote - France Albert RENE (SPPF) 66.7%, Wavel RAMKALAWAN (UO) 19.5%, Sir James MANCHAM (DP) 13.8%

      Rama Legislativa: unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (35 seats - 25 elected by popular vote, 10 allocated on a proportional basis to parties winning at least nine percent of the vote; members serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 20-22 March 1998 (next to be held by NA 2003)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party (elected) - SPPF 24, DP 1; seats by party (awarded) - SPPF 6, DP 1, UO 3
      note: the 10 awarded seats are apportioned according to the share of each party in the total vote

      Rama Judicial: Court of Appeal, judges are appointed by the president; Supreme Court, judges are appointed by the president

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: Democratic Party or DP [leader NA]; New Democratic Party [Christopher GILL (former member of DP)]; Seychelles People's Progressive Front or SPPF [France Albert RENE] - the governing party; United Opposition or UO [Wavel RAMKALAWAN] - a coalition of the following parties: Seychelles Party or PS [Wavel RAMKALAWAN], Seychelles Democratic Movement or MSPD [Jacques HONDOUL], and Seychelles Liberal Party or SLP [Ogilvie BERLOUIS]

      Grupos de presi�n Pol�ticos y l�deres: Roman Catholic Church; trade unions

      Participaci�n de Organizaciones Internacionales: ACCT, ACP, AfDB, C, ECA, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, InOC, Intelsat (nonsignatory user), Interpol, IOC, ISO (correspondent), NAM, OAU, OPCW, SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WMO, WToO, WTrO (applicant)

      Representantes Diplom�ticos en EU:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Harold Walter GEISEL
      chancery: 800 Second Avenue, Suite 400C, New York, NY 10017
      telephone: [1] (212) 972-1785
      FAX: [1] (212) 972-1786

      Representantes Dimplom�ticos de EU: the US does not have an embassy in Seychelles; the ambassador to Mauritius is accredited to Seychelles

      Descripci�n de la Bandera: five oblique bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, red, white, and green (bottom) radiating from the bottom of the hoist side

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