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    Mali Government - 1989

      Long-form name: Republic of Mali

      Type: republic; single-party constitutional government

      Capital: Bamako

      Administrative divisions: 7 regions (regions, singular--region); Gao, Kayes, Koulikoro, Mopti, Segou, Sikasso, Tombouctou; note--there may be a new capital district of Bamako

      Independence: 22 September 1960 (from France; formerly French Sudan)

      Constitution: 2 June 1974, effective 19 June 1979

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

      National holiday: Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic, 22 September (1960)

      Branches: until 1979 executive authority exercised by Military Committee of National Liberation (MCNL) composed of 11 Army officers; Cabinet now composed of civilians and Army officers; unicameral legislature (National Council); judiciary

      Leader: @m5Chief of State and Head of Government--President Gen. Moussa TRAORE (since 6 December 1968)

      Suffrage: universal over age 21

      Political parties and leaders: Democratic Union of Malian People (UDPM) is the sole political party; under civilian leadership

      Elections: constitutional election took place June 1979

      Communists: a few Communists and some sympathizers (no legal Communist party)

      Member of: AfDB, APC, CEAO, ECA, ECOWAS, FAO, G-77, GATT (de facto), IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IDB--Islamic Development Bank, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IRC, ITU, Niger River Commission, NAM, OAU, OIC, OMVS (Organization for the Development of the Senegal River Valley), UN, UNESCO, UPU, WHO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Nouhoum SAMASSEKOU; Chancery at 2130 R Street NW, Washington DC 20008; telephone (202) 332-2249 or 939-8950; US--Ambassador Robert M. PRINGLE; Embassy at Rue Testard and Rue Mohamed V., Bamako (mailing address is B. P. 34, Bamako); telephone 225834

      Flag: three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), yellow, and red; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia

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

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