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    Burundi Government - 1989
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    SOURCE: 1989 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Long-form name: Republic of Burundi

      Type: republic

      Capital: Bujumbura

      Administrative divisions: 15 provinces; Bubanza, Bujumbura, Bururi, Cankuzo, Cibitoke, Gitega, Karuzi, Kayanza, Kirundo, Makamba, Muramvya, Muyinga, Ngozi, Rutana, Ruyigi

      Independence: 1 July 1962 (from UN trusteeship under Belgian administration)

      Constitution: 20 November 1981; on taking power Maj. Pierre Buyoya suspended the Constitution and formed a Military Council for National Salvation

      Legal system: based on German and French civil codes and customary law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      National holiday: Independence Day, 1 July (1962)

      Branches: executive (president and Cabinet); judicial; legislature (National Assembly) reestablished in 1982

      Leader: @m5Chief of State--President Pierre BUYOYA (since 9 September 1987); @m5Head of Government Prime Minister Adrien SIBOMANA (since NA September 1988)

      Suffrage: universal adult

      Elections: election to National Assembly held in October 1982

      Political parties and leaders: National Party of Unity and Progress (UPRONA), a Tutsi-led party, declared sole legitimate party in 1966; second national party congress held in 1984; Col. Jean-Baptiste Bagaza confirmed as party president for five-year term (deposed 3 September 1987 by coup)

      Communists: no Communist party

      Member of: AfDB, CCC, EAMA, ECA, FAO, G-77, GATT, IBRD, ICAO, ICO, IDA, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, INTERPOL, ITU, NAM, OAU, UN, UNE SCO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Edouard KADIGIRI; Chancery at Suite 212, 2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC 20007; telephone (202) 342-2574; US--Ambassador James Daniel PHILLIPS; Embassy at Avenue du Zaire, Bujumbura (mailing address is B. P. 1720, Bujumbura); telephone 234-54 through 56

      Flag: divided by a white diagonal cross into red panels (top and bottom) and green panels (hoist side and outer side) with a white disk superimposed at the center bearing three red six-pointed stars outlined in green arranged in a triangular design (one star above, two stars below)

      NOTE: The information regarding Burundi on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Burundi Government 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burundi Government 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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