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    Zimbabwe Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/zimbabwe/zimbabwe_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Zimbabwe
      conventional short form: Zimbabwe
      former: Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia

      Government type:
      parliamentary democracy

      Capital:
      Harare

      Administrative divisions:
      8 provinces and 2 cities* with provincial status; Bulawayo*, Harare*, Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West, Masvingo, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Midlands

      Independence:
      18 April 1980 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 18 April (1980)

      Constitution:
      21 December 1979

      Legal system:
      mixture of Roman-Dutch and English common law

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Executive President Robert Gabriel MUGABE (since 31 December 1987); Vice President Joseph MSIKA (since December 1999) and Vice President Joyce MUJURU (since 6 December 2004); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: Executive President Robert Gabriel MUGABE (since 31 December 1987); Vice President Joseph MSIKA (since December 1999) and Vice President Joyce MUJURU (since 6 December 2004); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president; responsible to the House of Assembly
      elections: presidential candidates nominated with a nomination paper signed by at least 10 registered voters (at least one from each province) and elected by popular vote for a six-year term; election last held 9-11 March 2002 (next to be held March 2008); co-vice presidents appointed by the president
      election results: Robert Gabriel MUGABE reelected president; percent of vote - Robert Gabriel MUGABE 56.2%, Morgan TSVANGIRAI 41.9%

      Legislative branch:
      bicameral Parliament consists of a House of Assembly (150 seats - 120 elected by popular vote for five-year terms, 12 nominated by the president, 10 occupied by traditional chiefs chosen by their peers, and eight occupied by provincial governors appointed by the president) and a Senate (66 seats - 50 elected by popular vote for a five-year term, six nominated by the president, ten nominated by the Council of Chiefs)
      elections: House of Assembly last held 31 March 2005 (next to be held in 2010), Senate last held 26 November 2005 (next to be held in 2010)
      election results: House of Assembly - percent of vote by party - ZANU-PF 59.6%, MDC 39.5%, other 0.9%; seats by party - ZANU-PF 78, MDC 41, Independents 1; Senate - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - ZANU-PF 43, MDC 7

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court; High Court

      Political parties and leaders:
      Movement for Democratic Change or MDC [Morgan TSVANGIRAI]; United Parties [Abel MUZOREWA]; United People's Party [Daniel SHUMBA]; Zimbabwe African National Union-Ndonga or ZANU-Ndonga [Wilson KUMBULA]; Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front or ZANU-PF [Robert Gabriel MUGABE]; Zimbabwe African Peoples Union or ZAPU [Agrippa MADLELA]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition [Wellington CHIBEBE]; National Constitutional Assembly or NCA [Lovemore MADHUKU]; Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions or ZCTU [Lovemore MATOMBO]

      International organization participation:
      ACP, AfDB, AU, COMESA, FAO, G-15, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt (signatory), ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITU, MIGA, NAM, OPCW, PCA, SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMIS, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Dr. Machivenyika T. MAPURANGA
      chancery: 1608 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
      telephone: [1] (202) 332-7100
      FAX: [1] (202) 483-9326

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Christopher W. DELL
      embassy: 172 Herbert Chitepo Avenue, Harare
      mailing address: P. O. Box 3340, Harare
      telephone: [263] (4) 250-593 and 250-594
      FAX: [263] (4) 796488

      Flag description:
      seven equal horizontal bands of green, yellow, red, black, red, yellow, and green with a white isosceles triangle edged in black with its base on the hoist side; a yellow Zimbabwe bird representing the long history of the country is superimposed on a red five-pointed star in the center of the triangle, which symbolizes peace; green symbolizes agriculture, yellow - mineral wealth, red - blood shed to achieve independence, and black stands for the native people


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

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    Revised 06-Jun-06
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