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    Mauritania Government 1995
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    SOURCE: 1995 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Names:
      conventional long form: Islamic Republic of Mauritania
      conventional short form:
      local long form: Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah
      local short form: Muritaniyah
      Digraph: MR
      Type: republic

      Capital: Nouakchott
      Administrative divisions: 12 regions (regions, singular - region); Adrar, Assaba, Brakna, Dakhlet Nouadhibou, Gorgol, Guidimaka, Hodh ech Chargui, Hodh el Gharbi, Inchiri, Tagant, Tiris Zemmour, Trarza
      note: there may be a new capital district of Nouakchott

      Independence: 28 November 1960 (from France)
      National holiday: Independence Day, 28 November (1960)

      Constitution: 12 July 1991

      Legal system: three-tier system: Islamic (Shari'a) courts, special courts, state security courts (in the process of being eliminated)
      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state and head of government: President Col. Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed TAYA (since 12 December 1984); election last held January 1992 (next to be held January 1998); results - President Col. Maaouya Ould Sid 'Ahmed TAYA elected
      cabinet: Council of Ministers

      Legislative branch: bicameral legislature
      Senate (Majlis al-Shuyukh): elections last held 15 April 1994 (one-third of the seats up for re-election in 1996)
      National Assembly (Majlis al-Watani): elections last held 6 and 13 March 1992 (next to be held March 1997)

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court (Cour Supreme)

      Political parties and leaders: legalized by constitution passed 12 July 1991, however, politics continue to be tribally based; emerging parties include Democratic and Social Republican Party (PRDS), led by President Col. Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed TAYA; Union of Democratic Forces - New Era (UFD/NE), headed by Ahmed Ould DADDAH; Assembly for Democracy and Unity (RDU), Ahmed Ould SIDI BABA; Popular Social and Democratic Union (UPSD), Mohamed Mahmoud Ould MAH; Mauritanian Party for Renewal (PMR), Hameida BOUCHRAYA; National Avant-Garde Party (PAN), Khattry Ould JIDDOU; Mauritanian Party of the Democratic Center (PCDM), Bamba Ould SIDI BADI
      Other political or pressure groups: Mauritanian Workers Union (UTM)
      Member of: ABEDA, ACCT (associate), ACP, AfDB, AFESD, AL, AMF, AMU, CAEU, CCC, CEAO, ECA, ECOWAS, FAO, G-77, GATT, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, ITU, LORCS, NAM, OAU, OIC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Mohamed Fall Ould AININA
      chancery: 2129 Leroy Place NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: (202) 232-5700
      US diplomatic representation:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Gordon S. BROWN
      embassy: address NA, Nouakchott
      mailing address: B. P. 222, Nouakchott
      telephone: [222] (2) 526-60 or 526-63
      FAX: [222] (2) 515-92

      Flag: green with a yellow five-pointed star above a yellow, horizontal crescent; the closed side of the crescent is down; the crescent, star, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam

      NOTE: The information regarding Mauritania on this page is re-published from the 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mauritania Government 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mauritania Government 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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