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    Gabon Government 2001

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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Gabonese Republic
      conventional short form: Gabon
      local long form: Republique Gabonaise
      local short form: Gabon

      Government type: republic; multiparty presidential regime (opposition parties legalized in 1990)

      Capital: Libreville

      Administrative divisions: 9 provinces; Estuaire, Haut-Ogooue, Moyen-Ogooue, Ngounie, Nyanga, Ogooue-Ivindo, Ogooue-Lolo, Ogooue-Maritime, Woleu-Ntem

      Independence: 17 August 1960 (from France)

      National holiday: Founding of the Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG), 12 March (1968)

      Constitution: adopted 14 March 1991

      Legal system: based on French civil law system and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage: 21 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President El Hadj Omar BONGO (since 2 December 1967)
      head of government: Prime Minister Jean-Francois NTOUTOUME-EMANE (since 23 January 1999)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the prime minister in consultation with the president
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term; election last held 6 December 1998 (next to be held NA 2005); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: President El Hadj Omar BONGO reelected; percent of vote - El Hadj Omar BONGO 66.6%, Pierre MAMBOUNDOU 16.5%, Fr. Paul M'BA-ABESSOLE 13.4%

      Legislative branch: bicameral legislature consists of the Senate (91 seats) and the National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (120 seats); members are elected by direct popular vote to serve five-year terms
      elections: National Assembly - last held 15 and 29 December 1996 (next to be held NA December 2001); Senate - last held 26 January and 9 February 1997 (next to be held in January 2002)
      election results: National Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - PDG 89, PGP 9, RNB 6, CLR 3, UPG 2, USG 2, independents 4, others 5; Senate - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - PDG 53, RNB 20, PGP 4, ADERE 3, RDP 1, CLR 1, independents 9

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court or Cour Supreme consisting of three chambers - Judicial, Administrative, and Accounts; Constitutional Court; Courts of Appeal; Court of State Security; County Courts

      Political parties and leaders: African Forum for Reconstruction or FAR [Leon MBOU-YEMBI]; Circle of Liberal Reformers or CLR [General Jean Boniface ASSELE]; Democratic and Republican Alliance or ADERE [Divungui-di-Ndinge DIDJOB]; Gabonese Democratic Party or PDG, former sole party [Simplice Nguedet MANZELA, secretary general]; Gabonese Party for Progress or PGP [Pierre-Louis AGONDJO-OKAWE, president]; Gabonese People's Union or UPG [Pierre MAMBOUNDOU]; Gabonese Socialist Union or USG [Serge MBA BEKALE]; National Rally of Woodcutters (Bucherons) or RNB [Fr. Paul M'BA-ABESSOLE]; People's Unity Party or PUP [Louis Gaston MAYILA]; Rally for Democracy and Progress or RDP [Pierre EMBONI]; Social Democratic Party or PSD [Pierre Claver MAGANGA-MOUSSAVOU]

      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA

      International organization participation: ACCT, ACP, AfDB, BDEAC, CCC, CEEAC, CEMAC, ECA, FAO, FZ, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS (associate), ILO, IMF, IMO, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Interpol, IOC, ITU, NAM, OAU, OIC, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Paul BOUNDOUKOU-LATHA
      chancery: Suite 200, 2034 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
      telephone: [1] (202) 797-1000
      FAX: [1] (202) 332-0668
      consulate(s): New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador James V. LEDESMA
      embassy: Boulevard de la Mer, Libreville
      mailing address: B. P. 4000, Libreville
      telephone: [241] 76 20 03 through 76 20 04, 74 34 92
      FAX: [241] 74 55 07

      Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of green (top), yellow, and blue

      NOTE: The information regarding Gabon on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gabon Government 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gabon Government 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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