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Western Sahara Government 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Western Sahara Government 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 10, 2014

Country name:
conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Western Sahara
former: Rio de Oro, Saguia el Hamra, Spanish Sahara

Government type:
legal status of territory and issue of sovereignty unresolved; territory contested by Morocco and Polisario Front (Popular Front for the Liberation of the Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro), which in February 1976 formally proclaimed a government-in-exile, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), near Tindouf, Algeria, led by President Mohamed ABDELAZIZ

Capital:
Laayoune (administrative center)
time difference: UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in April; ends last Sunday in September

Administrative divisions:
none (territory west of the berm under de facto Moroccan control)

Suffrage:
none; (residents of Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara participate in Moroccan elections)
[see also: Suffrage country ranks ]

Executive branch:
none

Political pressure groups and leaders:
none

International organization participation:
AU, CAN (observer), WFTU (NGOs)

Diplomatic representation in the US:
none

Diplomatic representation from the US:
none


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Western Sahara on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Western Sahara Government 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Western Sahara Government 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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