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    Croatia Government - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/croatia/croatia_government.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Croatia
      conventional short form: Croatia
      local short form: Hrvatska
      local long form: Republika Hrvatska

      Government type:
      presidential/parliamentary democracy

      Capital:
      Zagreb

      Administrative divisions:
      20 counties (zupanije, zupanija - singular) and 1 city* (grad - singular); Bjelovarsko-Bilogorska Zupanija, Brodsko-Posavska Zupanija, Dubrovacko-Neretvanska Zupanija, Istarska Zupanija, Karlovacka Zupanija, Koprivnicko-Krizevacka Zupanija, Krapinsko-Zagorska Zupanija, Licko-Senjska Zupanija, Medimurska Zupanija, Osjecko-Baranjska Zupanija, Pozesko-Slavonska Zupanija, Primorsko-Goranska Zupanija, Sibensko-Kninska Zupanija, Sisacko-Moslavacka Zupanija, Splitsko-Dalmatinska Zupanija, Varazdinska Zupanija, Viroviticko-Podravska Zupanija, Vukovarsko-Srijemska Zupanija, Zadarska Zupanija, Zagreb*, Zagrebacka Zupanija

      Independence:
      25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia)

      National holiday:
      Statehood Day, 25 June (1991)

      Constitution:
      adopted on 22 December 1990

      Legal system:
      based on civil law system

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal (16 years of age, if employed)

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Stjepan (Stipe) MESIC (since 18 February 2000)
      head of government: Prime Minister Ivo SANADER (since 9 December 2003); Deputy Prime Ministers Jadranka KOSOR (since 23 December 2003) and Andrija HEBRANG (since 23 December 2003)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers named by the prime minister and approved by the House of Representatives
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 7 February 2000 (next to be held NA 2005); prime minister nominated by the president in line with the balance of power in the Assembly
      note: minority government coalition - HDZ, DC, HSLS
      election results: Stjepan MESIC elected president; percent of vote - Stjepan MESIC (HNS) 56%, Drazen BUDISA (HSLS) 44%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Assembly or Sabor (152 seats; note - one seat was added in the November 2003 parliamentary elections; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms); note - House of Counties was abolished in March 2001
      election results: Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA%; number of seats by party - HDZ 66, SDP 34, HSS 10, HNS 10, HSP 8, IDS 4, Libra 3, HSU 3, SDSS 3, other 11
      elections: Assembly - last held 23 November 2003 (next to be held in 2007)

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court; Constitutional Court; judges for both courts appointed for eight-year terms by the Judicial Council of the Republic, which is elected by the Assembly

      Political parties and leaders:
      Croatian Bloc or HB [Ivic PASALIC]; Croatian Christian Democratic Union or HKDU [Anto KOVACEVIC]; Croatian Democratic Union or HDZ [Ivo SANADER]; Croatian Party of Rights or HSP [Anto DJAPIC]; Croatian Peasant Party or HSS [Zlatko TOMCIC]; Croatian Pensioner Party or HSU [Vladimir JORDAN]; Croatian People's Party or HNS [Vesna PUSIC]; Croatian Social Liberal Party or HSLS [Drazen BUDISA]; Croatian True Revival Party or HIP [Miroslav TUDJMAN]; Democratic Centre or DC [Mate GRANIC]; Independent Democratic Serb Party or SDSS [Vojislav STRANIMIROVIC]; Istrian Democratic Assembly or IDS [Ivan JAKOVCIC]; Liberal Party or LS [Ivo BANAC]; Party of Liberal Democrats or Libra [Jozo RADOS]; Social Democratic Party of Croatia or SDP [Ivica RACAN]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      BIS, CE, CEI, EAPC, EBRD, FAO, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITU, MINURSO, NAM (observer), OAS (observer), OPCW, OSCE, PCA, PFP, UN, UNAMSIL, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMEE, UNMIL, UNMISET, UNMOGIP, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Ivan GRDESIC
      chancery: 2343 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
      consulate(s) general: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York
      FAX: [1] (202) 588-8936
      telephone: [1] (202) 588-5899

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Ralph FRANK
      embassy: Thomasa Jeffersona 2, 10010 Zagreb
      mailing address: use street address
      telephone: [385] (1) 661-2200
      FAX: [385] (1) 661-2373

      Flag description:
      red, white, and blue horizontal bands with Croatian coat of arms (red and white checkered)


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

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