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    Congo, Democratic Republic of the Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Democratic Republic of the Congo
      conventional short form: none
      local long form: Republique Democratique du Congo
      local short form: none
      former: Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Congo/Leopoldville, Congo/Kinshasa, Zaire
      abbreviation: DRC

      Government type:
      transitional government

      Capital:
      Kinshasa

      Administrative divisions:
      10 provinces (provinces, singular - province) and 1 city* (ville); Bandundu, Bas-Congo, Equateur, Kasai-Occidental, Kasai-Oriental, Katanga, Kinshasa*, Maniema, Nord-Kivu, Orientale, Sud-Kivu

      Independence:
      30 June 1960 (from Belgium)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 30 June (1960)

      Constitution:
      18 February 2006

      Legal system:
      a new constitution was adopted by referendum 18 December 2005; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal and compulsory

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Joseph KABILA (since 26 January 2001); note - following the assassination of his father, Laurent Desire KABILA, on 16 January 2001, Joseph KABILA succeeded to the presidency; the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Joseph KABILA (since 26 January 2001); note - following the assassination of his father, Laurent Desire KABILA, on 16 January 2001, Joseph KABILA succeeded to the presidency; the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: National Executive Council appointed by the president
      elections: prior to the overthrow of MOBUTU Sese Seko, the president was elected by popular vote for a seven-year term; election last held 29 July 1984 (next to be held 18 June 2006); formerly, there was also a prime minister who was elected by the High Council of the Republic
      election results: MOBUTU Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu wa Za Banga reelected president in 1984 without opposition
      note: Joseph KABILA succeeded his father, Laurent Desire KABILA, following the latter's assassination in January 2001; negotiations with rebel leaders led to the establishment of a transitional government in July 2003 with free elections scheduled to be held 18 June 2006

      Legislative branch:
      a 500-member National Assembly and a 120-seat Senate established in June 2003
      elections: NA; members of the National Assembly were appointed by leaders in the factions integrated into the new government

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court or Cour Supreme

      Political parties and leaders:
      Democratic Social Christian Party or PDSC [Andre BO-BOLIKO]; Forces for Renovation for Union and Solidarity or FONUS [Joseph OLENGHANKOY]; National Congolese Lumumbist Movement or MNC [Francois LUMUMBA]; Popular Movement of the Revolution or MPR (three factions: MPR-Fait Prive [Catherine NZUZI wa Mbombo]; MPR/Vunduawe [Felix VUNDUAWE]; MPR/Mananga [MANANGA Dintoka Mpholo]); Unified Lumumbast Party or PALU [Antoine GIZENGA]; Union for Democracy and Social Progress or UDPS [Etienne TSHISEKEDI wa Mulumba]; Union of Federalists and Independent Republicans or UFERI (two factions: UFERI [Lokambo OMOKOKO]; UFERI/OR [Adolph Kishwe MAYA])

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, ACP, AfDB, AU, CEPGL, COMESA, FAO, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITU, MIGA, NAM, OIF, OPCW, PCA, SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Faida MITIFU
      chancery: 1800 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009: note - Consular Office at 1726 M Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036
      telephone: [1] (202) 234-7690, 7691
      FAX: [1] (202) 234-2609

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Roger MEECE
      embassy: 310 Avenue des Aviateurs, Kinshasa
      mailing address: Unit 31550, APO AE 09828
      telephone: [243] (88) 43608
      FAX: [243] (88) 43467

      Flag description:
      sky blue field divided diagonally from the lower hoist corner to upper fly corner by a red stripe bordered by two narrow yellow stripes; a yellow, five-pointed star appears in the upper hoist corner


      NOTE: The information regarding Congo, Democratic Republic of the on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Congo, Democratic Republic of the Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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