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    Western Sahara Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Western Sahara
      former: Spanish Sahara


      Government type: legal status of territory and issue of sovereignty unresolved; territory contested by Morocco and Polisario Front (Popular Front for the Liberation of the Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro), which in February 1976 formally proclaimed a government-in-exile of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR),led by President Mohamed ABDELAZIZ; territory partitioned between Morocco and Mauritania in April 1976, with Morocco acquiring northern two-thirds; Mauritania, under pressure from Polisario guerrillas, abandoned all claims to its portion in August 1979; Morocco moved to occupy that sector shortly thereafter and has since asserted administrative control; the Polisario's government-in-exile was seated as an OAU member in 1984; guerrilla activities continued sporadically, until a UN-monitored cease-fire was implemented 6 September 1991


      Capital: none


      Administrative divisions: none (under de facto control of Morocco)


      Suffrage: none; a UN-sponsored voter identification campaign not yet completed


      Executive branch: none


      Political pressure groups and leaders: none


      International organization participation: none


      Diplomatic representation in the US: none


      Diplomatic representation from the US: none


      NOTE: The information regarding Western Sahara 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 Western Sahara Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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