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    Paraguay Government - 1989
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    SOURCE: 1989 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Long-form name: Republic of Paraguay

      Type: republic under authoritarian rule; new government promising democratic reform

      Capital: Asuncion

      Administrative divisions: 19 departments (departamentos, singular--departamento); Alto Paraguay, Alto Parana, Amambay, Boqueron, Caaguazu, Caazapa, Canendiyu, Central, Chaco, Concepcion, Cordillera, Guaira, Itapua, Misiones, Neembucu, Nueva Asuncion, Paraguari, Presidente Hayes, San Pedro

      Independence: 14 May 1811 (from Spain) @m1Constitution 25 August 1967

      Legal system: based on Argentine codes, Roman law, and French codes; judicial review of legislative acts in Supreme Court; does not accept compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      National holiday: Independence Days, 14-15 May (1811)

      Branches: executive--president elected for four-year term; legislative--bicameral legislature (Senate, Chamber of Deputies); judicial--Supreme Court

      Leader: @m5Chief of State and Head of Government President Gen. Andres RODRIGUEZ Pedotti (since 17 May 1989)

      Suffrage: universal; compulsory between ages of 18 and 60

      Elections: presidential and congressional elections held every five years; presidential election held 1 May 1989

      Political parties and leaders: Colorado Party, Juan Ramon Chaves; Authentic Radical Liberal Party (PLRA), Domingo Laino; Christian Democratic Party (PDC), Jorge Dario Cristaldo; Febrerista Revolutionary Party (PRF), Euclides Aceredo; Liberal Party (PL), Joaquin Burgos; Popular Colorado Movement (MOPOCO), Miguel Angel Gonzalez Casabianca; Radical Liberal Party (PLR), Emilio Forestieri; Popular Democratic Movement (MDP)

      Voting strength: (1988 general election) 88.6% Colorado Party, 7.2% Radical Liberal Party, 3.1% Liberal Party; (1 May 1989 presidential election) Gen. Rodriguez 75.8% of the vote, Domingo Laino 19.4%

      Communists: Oscar Creydt faction and Miguel Angel Soler faction (both illegal); est. 3,000 to 4,000 party members and sympathizers in Paraguay, very few are hard core; party in exile is small and deeply divided

      Other political or pressure groups: National Accord includes Febrerista, Authentic Radical Liberal, and Christian Democratic Parties; Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia, Paraguayan Liberation Movement

      Member of: CCC, FAO, G-77, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICO, IDA, IDB--Inter-American Development Bank, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IPU, IRC, ITU, LAIA, OAS, SELA, UN, UNESCO, UPU, WHO, WMO, WSG

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Marcos MARTINEZ MENDIETA; Chancery at 2400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008; telephone (202) 483-6960 through 6962; there are Paraguayan Consulates General in New Orleans and New York, and a Consulate in Houston; US--Ambassador Timothy L. TOWELL; Embassy at 1776 Avenida Mariscal Lopez, Asuncion (mailing address is C. P. 402, Asuncion, or APO Miami 34036-0001); telephone �595� (21) 201-041 or 049

      Flag: three equal, horizontal bands of red (top), white, and blue with an emblem centered in the white band; unusual flag in that the emblem is different on each side; the obverse (hoist side at the left) bears the national coat of arms (a yellow five-pointed star within a green wreath capped by the words @m5REPUBLICA DEL PARAGUAY, all within two circles); the reverse (hoist side at the right) bears the seal of the treasury (a yellow lion below a red Cap of Liberty and the words @m5Paz y Justica (Peace and Justice) capped by the words @m5REPUBLICA DEL PARAGUAY, all within two circles)

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

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