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    Ivory Coast Government - 1991
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    SOURCE: 1991 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Long-form name: Republic of the Ivory Coast; note--the local official name is Republique de Cote d'Ivoire

      Type: republic; multiparty presidential regime established 1960

      Capital: Abidjan (capital city changed to Yamoussoukro in March 1983 but not recognized by US)

      Administrative divisions: 49 departments (departements, singular--(departement); Abengourou, Abidjan, Aboisso, Adzope, Agboville, Bangolo, Beoumi, Biankouma, Bondoukou, Bongouanou, Bouafle, Bouake, Bouna, Boundiali, Dabakala, Daloa, Danane, Daoukro, Dimbokro, Divo, Duekoue, Ferkessedougou, Gagnoa, Grand-Lahou, Guiglo, Issia, Katiola, Korhogo, Lakota, Man, Mankono, Mbahiakro, Odienne, Oume, Sakassou, San-Pedro, Sassandra, Seguela, Sinfra, Soubre, Tabou, Tanda, Tengrela, Tiassale, Touba, Toumodi, Vavoua, Yamoussoukro, Zuenoula

      Independence: 7 August 1960 (from France)

      Constitution: 3 November 1960

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

      National holiday: National Day, 7 December

      Executive branch: president, Council of Ministers (cabinet)

      Legislative branch: unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale)

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court (Cour Supreme)

      Leaders: Chief of State and Head of Government--President Dr. Felix HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY (since 27 November 1960); Prime Minister Allassane OUATTARE (since 7 November 1990)

      Political parties and leaders: Democratic Party of the Ivory Coast (PDCI), Dr. Felix HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY; Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), Laurent GBAGBO; Ivorian Worker's Party (PIT), Francis WODIE; Ivorian Socialist Party (PSI), Morifere BAMBA; over 20 smaller parties

      Suffrage: universal at age 21

      Elections: President--last held 28 October 1990 (next to be held October 1995); results--President Felix HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY received 81% of the vote in his first contested election; he is currently serving his seventh consecutive five-year term; National Assembly--last held 25 November 1990 (next to be held November 1995); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(175 total) PDCI 163, FPI 9, PIT 1, independents 2

      Communists: no Communist party; possibly some sympathizers

      Member of: ACCT, ACP, AfDB, CCC, CEAO, ECA, ECOWAS, Entente, FAO, FZ, G-24, G-77, GATT, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, IDA, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, ISO, ITU, LORCS, NAM, OAU, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WADB, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Charles GOMIS; Chancery at 2424 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008; telephone (202) 797-0300; US--Ambassador Kenneth L. BROWN; Embassy at 5 Rue Jesse Owens, Abidjan (mailing address is 01 B. P. 1712, Abidjan); telephone [225] 21-09-79 or 21-46-72

      Flag: three equal vertical bands of orange (hoist side), white, and green; similar to the flag of Ireland which is longer and has the colors reversed--green (hoist side), white, and orange; also similar to the flag of Italy which is green (hoist side), white, and red; design was based on the flag of France

      NOTE: The information regarding Ivory Coast 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 Ivory Coast Government 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ivory Coast Government 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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