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    Yemen, People's Democratic Republic of Government - 1990

      Long-form name: People's Democratic Republic of Yemen; abbreviated PDRY

      Type: republic

      Capital: Aden

      Administrative divisions: 6 governorates (muhafazat, singular--muhafazah); Abyan, Adan, Al Mahrah, Hadramawt, Lahij, Shabwah

      Independence: 30 November 1967 (from UK)

      Constitution: 31 October 1978

      Legal system: based on Islamic law (for personal matters) and English common law (for commercial matters)

      National holiday: National Day, 14 October

      Executive branch: president, prime minister, two deputy prime ministers, Council of Ministers

      Legislative branch: unicameral Supreme People's Council

      Judicial branch: Federal High Court

      Leaders: Chief of State--President Haydar Abu Bakr al-ATTAS (since 8 February 1986); Head of Government--Chairman of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister) Dr. Yasin Said NUMAN (since 8 February 1986); Deputy Prime Minister Salih Abu Bakr bin HUSAYNUN (since 8 February 1986); Deputy Prime Minister Salih Munassir al-SIYAYLI (since 8 February 1986)

      Political parties and leaders: only party--Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP) is a coalition of National Front, Bath, and Communist Parties

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: Supreme People's Council--last held 28-30 October 1986 (next to be held NA); results--YSP is the only party; seats--(111 total) YSP or YSP approved 111

      Communists: NA

      Other political or pressure groups: NA

      Member of: Arab League, FAO, G-77, GATT (de facto), IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IDB--Islamic Development Bank, IFAD, ILO, IMF, IMO, ITU, NAM, OIC, UN, UNESCO, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation: none; the UK acts as the protecting power for the US in the PDRY

      Flag: three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and black with a light blue, isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bearing a red five-pointed star

      NOTE: The information regarding Yemen, People's Democratic Republic of 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 Yemen, People's Democratic Republic of Government 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Yemen, People's Democratic Republic of Government 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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