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    Guinea Government - 1989

      Long-form name: Republic of Guinea

      Type: republic

      Capital: Conakry

      Administrative divisions: 29 administrative regions (regions administratives, singular--region administrative); Beyla, Boffa, Boke, Conakry, Dabola, Dalaba, Dinguiraye, Dubreka, Faranah, Forecariah, Fria, Gaoual, Gueckedou, Kankan, Kerouane, Kindia, Kissidougou, Koundara, Kouroussa, Labe, Macenta, Mali, Mamou, Nzerekore, Pita, Siguiri, Telimele, Tougue, Yomou

      Independence: 2 October 1958 (from France; formerly French Guinea)

      Constitution: 14 May 1982, suspended after coup of 3 April 1984

      Legal system: based on French civil law system, customary law, and decree; legal codes currently being revised; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction .SP

      National holiday: Anniversary of the Second Republic, 3 April (1984)

      Branches: coup on 3 April 1984 established 17-member Military Committee for National Redressment (CMRN) to determine government policy; the highest ranking CMRN member became President, with other CMRN assuming most Cabinet portfolios

      Leader: @m5Chief of State and Head of Government--Gen. Lansana CONTE (since 5 April 1984)

      Suffrage: universal over age 18

      Elections: none scheduled

      Political parties and leaders: following 3 April 1984 coup all political activity was banned

      Communists: no Communist party, although there are some sympathizers

      Member of: AfDB, ECA, ECOWAS, FAO, G-77, IBA, IBRD, ICAO, ICO, IDA, IDB--Islamic Development Bank, IFAD, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, ITU, Mano River Union, Niger River Commission, NAM, OAU, OATUU, OIC, UN, UNESCO, UPU, WHO, WMO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Kekoura CAMARA; Chancery at 2112 Leroy Place NW, Washington DC 20008; telephone (202) 483-9420; US--Ambassador Samuel E. LUPO; Embassy at 2nd Boulevard and 9th Avenue, Conakry (mailing address is B. P. 603, Conakry); telephone 44-15-20 through 24

      Flag: three equal vertical bands of red (hoist side), yellow, and green; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia; similar to the flag of Rwanda which has a large black letter @m5R centered in the yellow band

      NOTE: The information regarding Guinea 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 Guinea Government 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guinea Government 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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