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    Gabon Government - 1990

      Long-form name: Gabonese Republic

      Type: republic; one-party presidential regime since 1964

      Capital: Libreville

      Administrative divisions: 9 provinces; Estuaire, Haut-Ogooue, Moyen-Ogooue, Ngounie, Nyanga, Ogooue-Ivindo, Ogooue-Lolo, Ogooue-Maritime, Woleu-Ntem

      Independence: 17 August 1960 (from France)

      Constitution: 21 February 1961, revised 15 April 1975

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

      National holiday: Renovation Day (Gabonese Democratic Party established), 12 March (1968)

      Executive branch: president, prime minister, Cabinet

      Legislative branch: unicameral National Assembly (Assemble Nationale)

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court (Cour Supreme)

      Leaders: Chief of State--President El Hadj Omar BONGO (since 2 December 1967); Head of Government--Prime Minister Leon MEBIAME (since 16 April 1975)

      Political parties and leaders: only party--Gabonese Social Democratic Rally (RSDG), El Hadj Omar Bongo, president; formerly Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG), which was dissolved in February 1990

      Suffrage: universal at age 21

      Elections: President--last held on 9 November 1986 (next to be held November 1993); results--President Omar BONGO was reelected without opposition; National Assembly--last held on 17 February 1985 (next to be held by February 1992); results--PDG was the only party; seats--(120 total, 111 elected) PDG 111

      Communists: no organized party; probably some Communist sympathizers

      Member of: ACP, AfDB, CCC, Conference of East and Central African States, EAMA, EIB (associate), FAO, G-77, GATT, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCO, ICO, IDA, IDB--Islamic Development Bank, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IPU, ITU, NAM, OAU, OIC, OPEC, UDEAC, UN, UNESCO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Jean Robert ODZAGA; Chancery at 2034 20th Street NW, Washington DC 20009; telephone (202) 797-1000; US--Ambassador Keith L. WAUCHOPE; Embassy at Boulevard de la Mer, Libreville (mailing address is B. P. 4000, Libreville); telephone 762003 or 762004, 761337, 721348, 740248

      Flag: three equal horizontal bands of green (top), yellow, and blue

      NOTE: The information regarding Gabon 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 Gabon Government 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gabon Government 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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