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    Monaco Government - 2004
    http://www.immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/monaco/monaco_government.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Principality of Monaco
      conventional short form: Monaco
      local short form: Monaco
      local long form: Principaute de Monaco

      Government type:
      constitutional monarchy

      Capital:
      Monaco

      Administrative divisions:
      none; there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are four quarters (quartiers, singular - quartier); Fontvieille, La Condamine, Monaco-Ville, Monte-Carlo

      Independence:
      1419 (beginning of the rule by the House of Grimaldi)

      National holiday:
      National Day (Prince of Monaco Holiday), 19 November

      Constitution:
      17 December 1962

      Legal system:
      based on French law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage:
      21 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Prince RAINIER III (since 9 May 1949); Heir Apparent Prince ALBERT Alexandre Louis Pierre, son of the monarch (born 14 March 1958)
      elections: none; the monarchy is hereditary; minister of state appointed by the monarch from a list of three French national candidates presented by the French Government
      cabinet: Council of Government is under the authority of the monarch
      head of government: Minister of State Patrick LECLERCQ (since 5 January 2000)

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Council or Conseil National (24 seats; 16 members elected by list majority system, 8 by proportional representation; to serve five-year terms)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - UNAM 21, UND 3
      elections: last held 9 February 2003 (next to be held NA February 2008)

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court or Tribunal Supreme (judges appointed by the monarch on the basis of nominations by the National Council)

      Political parties and leaders:
      National and Democratic Union or UND [Jean-Louis CAMPORA]; Union for Monaco or UPM (including National Union for the Future of Monaco or UNAM [leader NA]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, FAO, IAEA, ICAO, ICC, ICCt (signatory), ICRM, IFRCS, IHO, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ITU, OPCW, OSCE, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNITAR, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      Monaco does not have an embassy in the US
      consulate(s) general: New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      the US does not have an embassy in Monaco; the US Consul General in Marseille (France) is accredited to Monaco

      Flag description:
      two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white; similar to the flag of Indonesia which is longer and the flag of Poland which is white (top) and red


      NOTE: The information regarding Monaco 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 Monaco Government 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Monaco Government 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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