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    Madagascar Government - 2004
    http://www.immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/madagascar/madagascar_government.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Madagascar
      conventional short form: Madagascar
      local short form: Madagascar
      former: Malagasy Republic
      local long form: Republique de Madagascar

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Antananarivo

      Administrative divisions:
      6 provinces (faritany); Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga, Toamasina, Toliara

      Independence:
      26 June 1960 (from France)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 26 June (1960)

      Constitution:
      19 August 1992 by national referendum

      Legal system:
      based on French civil law system and traditional Malagasy law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Marc RAVALOMANANA (since 6 May 2002)
      head of government: Prime Minister Jacques SYLLA (27 May 2002)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the prime minister
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 16 December 2001 (next to be held NA November 2006); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: percent of vote - Didier RATSIRAKA (AREMA) 37.7%, Marc RAVALOMANANA (TIM) 50.5%

      Legislative branch:
      bicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (160 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms); Senate (100 seats; two-thirds of the seats filled by regional assemblies whose members will be elected by popular vote; the remaining one-third of the seats appointed by the president; all members will serve four-year terms)
      elections: National Assembly - last held 15 December 2002 (next to be held NA 2006)
      election results: National Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - TIM 103, FP 22, AREMA 3, LEADER/Fanilo 2, RPSD 5, others 3, independents 22

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court or Cour Supreme; High Constitutional Court or Haute Cour Constitutionnelle

      Political parties and leaders:
      Association for the Rebirth of Madagascar or AREMA [Pierrot RAJAONARIVO]; Economic Liberalism and Democratic Action for National Recovery or LEADER/Fanilo [Herizo RAZAFIMAHALEO]; Fihaonana Party or FP [Guy-Willy RAZANAMASY]; I Love Madagascar or TIM [Marc RAVALOMANANA]; Renewal of the Social Democratic Party or RPSD [Evariste MARSON]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Committee for the Defense of Truth and Justice or KMMR; Committee for National Reconciliation or CRN [Albert Zafy]; National Council of Christian Churches or FFKM

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, ACP, AfDB, AU, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt (signatory), ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, InOC, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO (correspondent), ITU, NAM, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Rajaonarivony NARISOA
      consulate(s) general: New York
      FAX: [1] (202) 483-7603
      telephone: [1] (202) 265-5525, 5526
      chancery: 2374 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Wanda L. NESBITT
      embassy: 14-16 Rue Rainitovo, Antsahavola, Antananarivo 101
      mailing address: B. P. 620, Antsahavola, Antananarivo
      telephone: [261] (20) 22-212-57, 22-212-73, 22-209-56
      FAX: [261] (20) 22-345-39

      Flag description:
      two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and green with a vertical white band of the same width on hoist side


      NOTE: The information regarding Madagascar on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Madagascar Government 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Madagascar Government 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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