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    Portugal Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/portugal/portugal_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Portuguese Republic
      conventional short form: Portugal
      local long form: Republica Portuguesa
      local short form: Portugal

      Government type:
      parliamentary democracy

      Capital:
      Lisbon

      Administrative divisions:
      18 districts (distritos, singular - distrito) and 2 autonomous regions* (regioes autonomas, singular - regiao autonoma); Aveiro, Acores (Azores)*, Beja, Braga, Braganca, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Evora, Faro, Guarda, Leiria, Lisboa, Madeira*, Portalegre, Porto, Santarem, Setubal, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real, Viseu

      Independence:
      1143 (Kingdom of Portugal recognized); 5 October 1910 (independent republic proclaimed)

      National holiday:
      Portugal Day (Day of Portugal), 10 June (1580); note - also called Camoes Day, the day that revered national poet Luis de Camoes (1524-80) died

      Constitution:
      25 April 1976; revised many times

      Legal system:
      civil law system; the Constitutional Tribunal reviews the constitutionality of legislation; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Anibal CAVACO Silva (since 9 March 2006)
      head of government: Prime Minister Jose SOCRATES (since 12 March 2005)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president on the recommendation of the prime minister
      note: there is also a Council of State that acts as a consultative body to the president
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 22 January 2006 (next to be held January 2011); following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or leader of a majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the president
      election results: Anibal CAVACO Silva elected president; percent of vote - Anibal CAVACO Silva 50.6%, Manuel ALEGRE 20.7%, Mario SOARES 14.3%, Jeronimo de SOUSA 8.5%, Franciso LOUCA 5.3%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Assembly of the Republic or Assembleia da Republica (230 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 20 February 2005 (next to be held February 2009)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PS 45.1%, PSD 28.7%, CDU 7.6%, PP 7.3%, BE 6.4%; seats by party - PS 121, PSD 75, CDU 14, PP 12, BE 8

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court or Supremo Tribunal de Justica (judges appointed for life by the Conselho Superior da Magistratura)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Green Ecologist Party or PEV [Heloisa APOLONIA]; Popular Party or PP [Jose Ribeiro e CASTRO]; Portuguese Communist Party or PCP [Jeronimo de SOUSA]; Portuguese Socialist Party or PS [Jose SOCRATES Carvalho Pinto de Sousa]; Social Democratic Party or PSD [Luis Marques MENDES]; The Left Bloc or BE [Franciso Anacleto LOUCA]; Unitarian Democratic Coalition or CDU (includes PEV and PCP) [Jeronimo de SOUSA]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      AfDB, AsDB, Australia Group, BIS, CE, CERN, EAPC, EBRD, EIB, EMU, ESA, EU, FAO, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITU, LAIA (observer), MIGA, NATO, NEA, NSG, OAS (observer), OECD, ONUB, OPCW, OSCE, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WEU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO, ZC

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Pedro Manuel Dos Reis Alves CATARINO
      chancery: 2012 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
      telephone: [1] (202) 350-5400
      FAX: [1] (202) 462-3726
      consulate(s) general: Boston, New York, Newark (New Jersey), San Francisco
      consulate(s): New Bedford (Massachusetts), Providence (Rhode Island)

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Alfred J. HOFFMAN Jr.
      embassy: Avenida das Forcas Armadas, 1600-081 Lisbon
      mailing address: Apartado 43033, 1601-301 Lisboa; PSC 83, APO AE 09726
      telephone: [351] (21) 727-3300
      FAX: [351] (21) 726-9109
      consulate(s): Ponta Delgada (Azores)

      Flag description:
      two vertical bands of green (hoist side, two-fifths) and red (three-fifths) with the Portuguese coat of arms centered on the dividing line


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

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