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    Angola Government - 1990
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    SOURCE: 1990 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Long-form name: People's Republic of Angola

      Type: Marxist people's republic

      Capital: Luanda

      Administrative divisions: 18 provinces (provincias, singular--provincia); Bengo, Benguela, Bie, Cabinda, Cuando Cubango, Cuanza Norte, Cuanza Sul, Cunene, Huambo, Huila, Luanda, Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul, Malanje, Moxico, Namibe, Uige, Zaire

      Independence: 11 November 1975 (from Portugal)

      Constitution: 11 November 1975; revised 7 January 1978 and 11 August 1980

      Legal system: based on Portuguese civil law system and customary law, but being modified along socialist lines

      National holiday: Independence Day, 11 November (1975)

      Executive branch: president, chairman of the Council of Ministers, Council of Ministers (cabinet)

      Legislative branch: unicameral National People's Assembly

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court (Tribunal da Relacao)

      Leaders: Chief of State and Head of Government--President Jose Eduardo dos SANTOS (since 21 September 1979)

      Political parties and leaders: only party--Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola-Labor Party (MPLA-Labor Party), Jose Eduardo dos Santos; National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), lost to the MPLA with Cuban military support in immediate postindependence struggle, now carrying out insurgency

      Suffrage: universal adult at age NA

      Elections: none held to date

      Member of: ACP, AfDB, CCC, FAO, G-77, GATT (de facto), ICAO, IFAD, ILO, IMO, INTELSAT, ITU, NAM, OAU, SADCC, UN, UNESCO, UNICEF, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WMO

      Diplomatic representation: none

      Flag: two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and black with a centered yellow emblem consisting of a five-pointed star within half a cogwheel crossed by a machete (in the style of a hammer and sickle)

      NOTE: The information regarding Angola on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Angola Government 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Angola Government 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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