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    Tanzania Government - 1989
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    SOURCE: 1989 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Long-form name: United Republic of Tanzania

      Type: republic

      Capital: Dar es Salaam; some government offices have been transferred to Dodoma, which is planned as the new national capital in the 1990s

      Administrative divisions: 25 regions; Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Iringa, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Lindi, Mara, Mbeya, Morogoro, Mtwara, Mwanza, Pemba North, Pemba South, Pwani, Rukwa, Ruvuma, Shinyanga, Singida, Tabora, Tanga, Zanzibar Central/South, Zanzibar North, Zanzibar Urban/West, Ziwa Magharibi

      Independence: Tanganyika became independent 9 December 1961 (from UN trusteeship under British administration); Zanzibar became independent 19 December 1963 (from UK); Tanganyika united with Zanzibar 26 April 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar; renamed United Republic of Tanzania 29 October 1964

      Constitution: 15 March 1984 (Zanzibar has its own Constitution but remains subject to provisions of the union Constitution)

      Legal system: based on English common law; judicial review of legislative acts limited to matters of interpretation; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      National holiday: Union Day, 26 April (1964)

      Branches: President Ali Hassan Mwinyi has executive authority on the mainland--government policies are subject to validation by the party, which is technically superior to the government; National Assembly members all of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (Revolutionary Party); National Assembly consists of 233 members, 72 from Zanzibar, of whom 10 are directly elected, 65 appointed from the mainland, and 96 directly elected from the mainland

      Leaders: Ali Hassan MWINYI, President (since November 1985); Joseph Sinde WARIOBA, Prime Minister (since November 1985); Julius NYERERE, Party Chairman

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: presidential election scheduled for 1990

      Political party and leader: Chama Cha Mapinduzi (Revolutionary Party) is the only political party and has considerable power over domestic policies; Julius Nyerere is the Party Chairman

      Voting strength: (October 1985 national elections) about 7,000,000 registered voters; Mwinyi received 92.2% of over 5,000,000 votes cast

      Communists: no Communist party; a few Communist sympathizers

      Member of: AfDB, CCC, Commonwealth, FAO, G-77, GATT, IAEA, IBRD, ICAC, ICAO, ICO, IDA, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, ITU, NAM, OAU, SADCC, UN, UNESCO, UPU, WHO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Asterius M. HYERA; Chancery at 2139 R Street NW, Washington DC 20008; telephone (202) 939-6125; US--Ambassador Donald K. PETTERSON; Embassy at 36 Laibon Road (off Bagamoyo Road), Dar es Salaam (mailing address is P. O. Box 9123, Dar es Salaam); telephone �255� (51) 37501 through 37504

      Flag: divided diagonally by a yellow-edged black band from the lower hoist-side corner; the upper triangle (hoist side) is green and the lower triangle is blue

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

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