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    Marshall Islands Government - 1990

      Long-form name: Republic of the Marshall Islands

      Type: constitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force 21 October 1986

      Capital: Majuro

      Administrative divisions: none

      Independence: 21 October 1986 (from the US-administered UN trusteeship; formerly the Marshall Islands District of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands)

      Constitution: 1 May 1979

      Legal system: based on adapted Trust Territory laws, acts of the legislature, municipal, common, and customary laws

      National holiday: Proclamation of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, 1 May (1979)

      Executive branch: president, Cabinet

      Legislative branch: unicameral Parliament (Nitijela)

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court

      Leaders: Chief of State and Head of Government--President Amata KABUA (since 1979)

      Political parties and leaders: no formal parties; President Kabua is chief political (and traditional) leader

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: President--last held NA November 1987 (next to be held November 1991); results--President Amata Kabua was reelected; Parliament--last held NA November 1987 (next to be held November 1991); results--percent of vote NA; seats--(33 total)

      Communists: none

      Member of: SPF, ESCAP (associate)

      Diplomatic representation: Representative Wilfred I. KENDALL; Representative Office at Suite 1004, 1901 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20006; telephone (202) 223-4952; US--Representative Samuel B. THOMSEN; US Office at NA address (mailing address is P. O. Box 680, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands 96960); telephone 692-9-3348

      Flag: blue with two stripes radiating from the lower hoist-side corner--orange (top) and white; there is a white star with four large rays and 20 small rays on the hoist side above the two stripes

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

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