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    Lebanon Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/lebanon/lebanon_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Lebanese Republic
      conventional short form: Lebanon
      local long form: Al Jumhuriyah al Lubnaniyah
      local short form: Lubnan

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Beirut

      Administrative divisions:
      6 governorates (mohafazat, singular - mohafazah); Beyrouth, Beqaa, Liban-Nord, Liban-Sud, Mont-Liban, Nabatiye

      Independence:
      22 November 1943 (from League of Nations mandate under French administration)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 22 November (1943)

      Constitution:
      23 May 1926; amended a number of times, most recently Charter of Lebanese National Reconciliation (Ta'if Accord) of October 1989

      Legal system:
      mixture of Ottoman law, canon law, Napoleonic code, and civil law; no judicial review of legislative acts; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage:
      21 years of age; compulsory for all males; authorized for women at age 21 with elementary education

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Emile LAHUD (since 24 November 1998)
      head of government: Prime Minister Fuad SINIORA (since 30 June 2005); Deputy Prime Minister Elias MURR (since April 2005)
      cabinet: Cabinet chosen by the prime minister in consultation with the president and members of the National Assembly
      elections: president elected by the National Assembly for a six-year term; election last held 15 October 1998 (next to be held in 2007 based on three-year extension); note - on 3 September 2004 the National Assembly voted 96 to 29 to extend Emile LAHUD's six-year term by three years; the prime minister and deputy prime minister appointed by the president in consultation with the National Assembly; by agreement, the president is a Maronite Christian, the prime minister is a Sunni Muslim, and the speaker of the legislature is a Shi'a Muslim
      election results: for 15 October 1998 election: Emile LAHUD elected president; National Assembly vote - 118 votes in favor, 0 against, 10 abstentions

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly or Majlis Alnuwab (Arabic) or Assemblee Nationale (French) (128 seats; members elected by popular vote on the basis of sectarian proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held in four rounds on 29 May, 5, 12, 19 June 2005 (next to be held 2009)
      election results: percent of vote by group - NA; seats by group - Future Movement Bloc 36; Democratic Gathering 15; Development and Resistance Bloc 15; Loyalty to the Resistance 14; Free Patriotic Movement 14; Lebanese Forces 6; Qornet Shewan 5; Popular Bloc 4; Tripoli Independent Bloc 3; Syrian National Socialist Party 2; Kataeb Reform Movement 2; Tachnaq Party 2; Democratic Renewal Movement 1; Democratic Left 1; Nasserite Popular Movement 1; Ba'th Party 1; Kataeb Party 1; independent 5

      Judicial branch:
      four Courts of Cassation (three courts for civil and commercial cases and one court for criminal cases); Constitutional Council (called for in Ta'if Accord - rules on constitutionality of laws); Supreme Council (hears charges against the president and prime minister as needed)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Ba'th Party; Democratic Gathering [Walid JUMBLATT]; Democratic Left [Ilyas ATALLAH]; Democratic Renewal Movement [Nassib LAHUD]; Development and Resistance Bloc [Nabih BERRI, Amal Movement leader/Speaker of the National Assembly]; Free Patriotic Movement [Michel AWN]; Future Movement Bloc [Sa'ad HARIRI]; Kataeb Party [Karim PAKRADONI]; Kataeb Reform Movement [Amine GEMAYAL]; Lebanese Forces [Samir JA'JA]; Loyalty to the Resistance [Mohammad RA'AD]; Metn Bloc [Michel MURR]; Nasserite Popular Movement [Ussama SAAD]; National Bloc [Carlos EDDE]; Popular Bloc [Elias SKAFF]; Qornet Shewan Gathering [a grouping with no individual leader]; Syrian National Socialist Party [Ali QANSU]; Tachnaq Party; Tripoli Independent Bloc [a grouping with no individual leader]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      none

      International organization participation:
      ABEDA, ACCT, AFESD, AMF, FAO, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITU, LAS, MIGA, NAM, OAS (observer), OIC, OIF, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNRWA, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO (observer)

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Dr. Farid ABBOUD
      chancery: 2560 28th Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 939-6300
      FAX: [1] (202) 939-6324
      consulate(s) general: Detroit, New York, Los Angeles

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Jeffrey D. FELTMAN
      embassy: Awkar, Lebanon
      mailing address: P. O. Box 70-840, Antelias, Lebanon; PSC 815, Box 2, FPO AE 09836-0002; from US: Embassy Beirut, 6070 Beirut Place, Washington, DC 20521-6070
      telephone: [961] (4) 542600, 543600
      FAX: [961] (4) 544136

      Flag description:
      three horizontal bands consisting of red (top), white (middle, double width), and red (bottom) with a green cedar tree centered in the white band


      NOTE: The information regarding Lebanon 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 Lebanon Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lebanon Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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