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    Cameroon Government - 1991
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    SOURCE: 1991 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Long-form name: Republic of Cameroon

      Type: unitary republic; multiparty presidential regime (opposition parties legalized 1990)

      Capital: Yaounde

      Administrative divisions: 10 provinces; Adamaoua, Centre, Est, Extreme-Nord, Littoral, Nord, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud, Sud-Ouest

      Independence: 1 January 1960 (from UN trusteeship under French administration; formerly French Cameroon)

      Constitution: 20 May 1972

      Legal system: based on French civil law system, with common law influence; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      National holiday: National Day, 20 May (1972)

      Executive branch: president, Cabinet

      Legislative branch: unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale)

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court

      Leaders: Chief of State President Paul BIYA (since 6 November 1982); Head of Government interim Prime Minister Sadou HAYATOU (since 25 April 1991)

      Political parties and leaders: Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (RDPC), Paul BIYA, president, is government-controlled and was formerly the only party; 17 parties formed by 1 May 1991

      Suffrage: universal at age 21

      Elections: President--last held 24 April 1988 (next to be held April 1993); results--President Paul BIYA reelected without opposition; National Assembly--last held 24 April 1988 (next to be held by the end of 1992); results--RDPC was the only party; seats--(180 total) RDPC 180

      Communists: no Communist party or significant number of sympathizers

      Other political or pressure groups: NA

      Member of: ACCT (associate), ACP, AfDB, BDEAC, CCC, CEEAC, ECA, FAO, FZ, G-19, G-77, GATT, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, ITU, LORCS, NAM, OAU, OIC, PCA, UDEAC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Paul PONDI; Chancery at 2349 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008; telephone (202) 265-8790 through 8794; US--Ambassador Frances D. COOK; Embassy at Rue Nachtigal, Yaounde (mailing address is B. P. 817, Yaounde); telephone [237] 234014; there is a US Consulate General in Douala

      Flag: three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), red, and yellow with a yellow five-pointed star centered in the red band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia

      NOTE: The information regarding Cameroon on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cameroon Government 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cameroon Government 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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