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    United Arab Emirates Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: United Arab Emirates
      conventional short form: none
      local long form: Al Imarat al Arabiyah al Muttahidah
      local short form: none
      former: Trucial Oman, Trucial States
      abbreviation: UAE

      Government type:
      federation with specified powers delegated to the UAE federal government and other powers reserved to member emirates

      Capital:
      Abu Dhabi

      Administrative divisions:
      7 emirates (imarat, singular - imarah); Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi), 'Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah (Sharjah), Dubayy (Dubai), Ra's al Khaymah, Umm al Qaywayn (Quwayn)

      Independence:
      2 December 1971 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 2 December (1971)

      Constitution:
      2 December 1971; made permanent in 1996

      Legal system:
      federal court system introduced in 1971; applies to all emirates except Dubayy (Dubai) and Ra's al Khaymah, which are not fully integrated into the federal judicial system; all emirates have secular courts to adjudicate criminal, civil, and commercial matters and Islamic courts to review family and religious disputes

      Suffrage:
      none

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President KHALIFA bin Zayid al-Nuhayyan (since 3 November 2004), ruler of Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi) (since 4 November 2004); Vice President and Prime Minister MUHAMMAD bin Rashid al-Maktum (since 5 January 2006)
      head of government: Prime Minister and Vice President MUHAMMAD bin Rashid al-Maktum (since 5 January 2006); Deputy Prime Minister SULTAN bin Zayid al-Nuhayyan (since 20 November 1990); Deputy Prime Minister HAMDAN bin Zayid al-Nuhayyan (since 20 October 2003)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
      note: there is also a Federal Supreme Council (FSC) composed of the seven emirate rulers; the FSC is the highest constitutional authority in the UAE; establishes general policies and sanctions federal legislation; meets four times a year; Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi) and Dubayy (Dubai) rulers have effective veto power
      elections: president and vice president elected by the FSC for five-year terms; election last held 3 November 2004 upon the death of the UAE's Founding Father and first President ZAYID bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan (next to be held 2009); prime minister and deputy prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: KHALIFA bin Zayid al-Nuhayyan elected president by a unanimous vote of the FSC; MUHAMMAD bin Rashid al-Maktum unanimously reaffirmed vice president

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Federal National Council (FNC) or Majlis al-Ittihad al-Watani (40 seats; members appointed by the rulers of the constituent states to serve two-year terms)
      elections: President KHALIFA in December 2005 announced that indirect elections would be held in early 2006 for half of the seats in the FNC; the other half would be filled by appointment
      note: reviews legislation, but cannot change or veto

      Judicial branch:
      Union Supreme Court (judges are appointed by the president)

      Political parties and leaders:
      none

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ABEDA, AFESD, AMF, FAO, G-77, GCC, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt (signatory), ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IPU, ISO, ITU, LAS, MIGA, NAM, OAPEC, OIC, OPCW, OPEC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Asri Said Ahmad al-DHAHIRI
      chancery: 3522 International Court NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 243-2400
      FAX: [1] (202) 243-2432
      consulate(s): New York, Houston

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Michele J. SISON
      embassy: Embassies District, Plot 38 Sector W59-02, Street No. 4, Abu Dhabi
      mailing address: P. O. Box 4009, Abu Dhabi
      telephone: [971] (2) 414-2200
      FAX: [971] (2) 414-2469
      consulate(s) general: Dubai

      Flag description:
      three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and black with a wider vertical red band on the hoist side


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

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