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Argentina


    • Names:

        conventional long form:
        Argentine Republic

        conventional short form:
        Argentina

        local long form:
        Republica Argentina

        local short form:
        Argentina

    • Digraph:
      AR

    • Type:
      republic

    • Capital:
      Buenos Aires

    • Administrative divisions:
      23 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia), and 1 federal district* (distrito federal); Buenos Aires; Catamarca; Chaco; Chubut; Cordoba; Corrientes; Distrito Federal*; Entre Rios; Formosa; Jujuy; La Pampa; La Rioja; Mendoza; Misiones; Neuquen; Rio Negro; Salta; San Juan; San Luis; Santa Cruz; Santa Fe; Santiago del Estero; Tierra del Fuego, Antartida e Islas del Atlantico Sur; Tucuman

        note:
        the US does not recognize any claims to Antarctica or Argentina's claims to the Falkland Islands

    • Independence:
      9 July 1816 (from Spain)

    • National holiday:
      Revolution Day, 25 May (1810)

    • Constitution:
      1 May 1853; revised August 1994

    • Legal system:
      mixture of US and West European legal systems; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

    • Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

    • Executive branch:

        chief of state and head of government:
        President Carlos Saul MENEM (since 8 July 1989); Vice President (position vacant); election last held 14 May 1995 (next to be held NA May 1999); results - Carlos Saul MENEM was reelected

        cabinet:
        Cabinet; appointed by the president

    • Legislative branch:
      bicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional)

        Senate:
        elections last held May 1989, but provincial elections in late 1991 set the stage for indirect elections by provincial senators for one-third of 48 seats in the national senate in May 1992; seats (48 total) - PJ 29, UCR 11, others 7, vacant 1

        Chamber of Deputies:
        elections last held 3 October 1993 ( next to be held October 1995); elections are held every two years and half of the total membership is elected each time for four year terms; seats - (257 total) PJ 122, UCR 83, MODIN 7, UCD 5, other 40

    • Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court (Corte Suprema)

    • Political parties and leaders:
      Justicialist Party (PJ), Carlos Saul MENEM, Peronist umbrella political organization; Radical Civic Union (UCR),Raul ALFONSIN, moderately left-of-center party; Union of the Democratic Center (UCD), Jorge AGUADO, conservative party; Dignity and Independence Political Party (MODIN), Aldo RICO, right-wing party; Grand Front (Frente Grande), Carlos ALVAREZ, center-left coalition; several provincial parties

    • Other political or pressure groups:
      Peronist-dominated labor movement; General Confederation of Labor (CGT; Peronist-leaning umbrella labor organization); Argentine Industrial Union (manufacturers' association); Argentine Rural Society (large landowners' association); business organizations; students; the Roman Catholic Church; the Armed Forces

    • Member of:
      AfDB, AG (observer), Australia Group, BCIE, CCC, ECLAC, FAO, G- 6, G-11, G-15, G-19, G-24, G-77, GATT, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, INMARSAT, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITU, LAES, LAIA, MERCOSUR, MINURSO, MTCR, NSG (observer), OAS, ONUSAL, OPANAL, PCA, RG, UN, UNAVEM II, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNFICYP, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIKOM, UNITAR, UNMIH, UNOMOZ, UNPROFOR, UNTSO, UNU, UPU, WCL, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

    • Diplomatic representation in US:

        chief of mission:
        Ambassador Raul Enrique GRANILLO OCAMPO

        chancery:
        1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009

        telephone:
        [1] (202) 939-6400 through 6403

        consulate(s) general:
        Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, and San Juan (Puerto Rico)

    • US diplomatic representation:

        chief of mission:
        Ambassador James R. CHEEK

        embassy:
        4300 Colombia, 1425 Buenos Aires

        mailing address:
        Unit 4334; APO AA 34034

        telephone:
        [54] (1) 777-4533, 4534

        FAX:
        [54] (1) 777-0197

    • Flag:
      three equal horizontal bands of light blue (top), white, and light blue; centered in the white band is a radiant yellow sun with a human face known as the Sun of May






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