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    Tunisia Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/tunisia/tunisia_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Tunisian Republic
      conventional short form: Tunisia
      local long form: Al Jumhuriyah at Tunisiyah
      local short form: Tunis

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Tunis

      Administrative divisions:
      24 governorates; Ariana (Aryanah), Beja (Bajah), Ben Arous (Bin 'Arus), Bizerte (Banzart), Gabes (Qabis), Gafsa (Qafsah), Jendouba (Jundubah), Kairouan (Al Qayrawan), Kasserine (Al Qasrayn), Kebili (Qibili), Kef (Al Kaf), Mahdia (Al Mahdiyah), Manouba (Manubah), Medenine (Madanin), Monastir (Al Munastir), Nabeul (Nabul), Sfax (Safaqis), Sidi Bou Zid (Sidi Bu Zayd), Siliana (Silyanah), Sousse (Susah), Tataouine (Tatawin), Tozeur (Tawzar), Tunis, Zaghouan (Zaghwan)

      Independence:
      20 March 1956 (from France)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 20 March (1956)

      Constitution:
      1 June 1959; amended 1988, 2002

      Legal system:
      based on French civil law system and Shari'a law; some judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court in joint session

      Suffrage:
      20 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Zine el Abidine BEN ALI (since 7 November 1987)
      head of government: Prime Minister Mohamed GHANNOUCHI (since 17 November 1999)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 24 October 2004 (next to be held October 2009); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: President Zine El Abidine BEN ALI reelected for a fourth term; percent of vote - Zine El Abidine BEN ALI 94.5%, Mohamed BOUCHIHA 3.8%, Mohamed Ali HALOUANI 1%

      Legislative branch:
      bicameral system consists of the Chamber of Deputies or Majlis al-Nuwaab (189 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) and the Chamber of Advisors (126 seats; 85 members elected by municipal counselors, deputies, mayors, and professional associations and trade unions; 41 members are presidential appointees; members serve six-year terms)
      elections: Chamber of Deputies - last held 24 October 2004 (next to be held October 2009); Chamber of Advisors - last held 3 July 2005 (next to be held July 2011)
      election results: Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - RCD 152, MDS 14, PUP 11, UDU 7, Al-Tajdid 3, PSL 2; Chamber of Advisors - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - RCD 71 (14 trade union seats vacant (boycotted))

      Judicial branch:
      Court of Cassation or Cour de Cassation

      Political parties and leaders:
      Al-Tajdid Movement [Ali HALOUANI]; Constitutional Democratic Rally Party (Rassemblement Constitutionnel Democratique) or RCD [President Zine El Abidine BEN ALI (official ruling party)]; Liberal Social Party or PSL [Mounir BEJI]; Movement of Socialist Democrats or MDS [Ismail BOULAHYA]; Popular Unity Party or PUP [Mohamed BOUCHIHA]; Progressive Democratic Party [Nejib CHEBBI]; Unionist Democratic Union or UDU [Ahmed INOUBLI]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      the Islamic fundamentalist party, Al Nahda (Renaissance), is outlawed

      International organization participation:
      ABEDA, ACCT, AfDB, AFESD, AMF, AMU, AU, BSEC (observer), FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITU, LAS, MIGA, MONUC, NAM, OAPEC (suspended), OAS (observer), OIC, OIF, ONUB, OPCW, OSCE (partner), UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNMEE, UNOCI, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Mohamed Nejib HACHANA
      chancery: 1515 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005
      telephone: [1] (202) 862-1850
      FAX: [1] (202) 862-1858

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador William J. HUDSON
      embassy: Zone Nord-Est des Berges du Lac Nord de Tunis 1053, Tunisia
      mailing address: use embassy street address
      telephone: [216] 71 107-000
      FAX: [216] 71 107-090

      Flag description:
      red with a white disk in the center bearing a red crescent nearly encircling a red five-pointed star; the crescent and star are traditional symbols of Islam


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

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