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    Gabon Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: Gabonese Republic
      conventional short form: Gabon
      local short form: Gabon
      local long form: Republique Gabonaise


      Government type: republic; multiparty presidential regime (opposition parties legalized in 1990)


      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)


      National holiday: Founding of the Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG), 12 March (1968)


      Constitution: adopted 14 March 1991


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


      Suffrage: 21 years of age; universal


      Executive branch: chief of state: President El Hadj Omar BONGO (since 2 December 1967)
      head of government: Prime Minister Jean-Francois NTOUTOUME-EMANE (since 23 January 1999)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the prime minister in consultation with the president
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term; election last held 6 December 1998 (next to be held NA 2005); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: President El Hadj Omar BONGO reelected; percent of vote - El Hadj Omar BONGO 66.6%, Pierre MAMBOUNDOU 16.5%, Fr. Paul M'BA-ABESSOLE 13.4%


      Legislative branch: bicameral legislature consists of the Senate (91 seats; members elected by members of municipal councils and departmental assemblies) and the National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (120 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: National Assembly - last held 9 and 23 December 2001 (next to be held NA December 2006); Senate - last held 26 January and 9 February 1997 (next to be held in January 2004)
      election results: National Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - PDG 86, RNB-RPG 8, PGP 3, ADERE 3, CLR 2, PUP 1, PSD 1, independents 13, others 3; Senate - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - PDG 53, RNB 20, PGP 4, ADERE 3, RDP 1, CLR 1, independents 9


      Judicial branch: Supreme Court or Cour Supreme consisting of three chambers - Judicial, Administrative, and Accounts; Constitutional Court; Courts of Appeal; Court of State Security; County Courts


      Political parties and leaders: Circle of Liberal Reformers or CLR [General Jean Boniface ASSELE]; Democratic and Republican Alliance or ADERE [Divungui-di-Ndinge DIDJOB]; Gabonese Democratic Party or PDG, former sole party [Simplice Nguedet MANZELA]; Gabonese Party for Progress or PGP [Pierre-Louis AGONDJO-OKAWE,]; National Rally of Woodcutters-Rally for Gabon or RNB-RPG (Bucherons) [Fr. Paul M'BA-ABESSOLE]; People's Unity Party or PUP [Louis Gaston MAYILA]; Rally for Democracy and Progress or RDP [Pierre EMBONI]; Social Democratic Party or PSD [Pierre Claver MAGANGA-MOUSSAVOU]


      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA


      International organization participation: ACCT, ACP, AfDB, BDEAC, CEEAC, CEMAC, ECA, FAO, FZ, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ITU, NAM, OAU, OIC, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO


      Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Paul BOUNDOUKOU-LATHA
      consulate(s): New York
      FAX: [1] (202) 332-0668
      telephone: [1] (202) 797-1000
      chancery: Suite 200, 2034 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009


      Diplomatic representation from the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Kenneth P. MOOREFIELD
      embassy: Boulevard de la Mer, Libreville
      mailing address: Centre Ville, B. P. 4000, Libreville
      telephone: [241] 76 20 03 through 76 20 04, after hours - 74 34 92
      FAX: [241] 74 55 07


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


      NOTE: The information regarding Gabon on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gabon Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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