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    Georgia Government - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/georgia/georgia_government.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Georgia
      local short form: Sak'art'velo
      former: Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic
      local long form: none

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      T'bilisi

      Administrative divisions:
      9 regions, (mkharebi, singular - mkhare), 9 cities* (k'alak'ebi, singular - k'alak'i), and 2 autonomous republics** (avtomnoy respubliki, singular - avtom respublika); Abkhazia or Ap'khazet'is Avtonomiuri Respublika** (Sokhumi), Ajaria or Acharis Avtonomiuri Respublika** (Bat'umi), Chiat'ura*, Gori*, Guria, Imereti, Kakheti, K'ut'aisi*, Kvemo Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, P'ot'i*, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Rust'avi*, Samegrelo and Zemo Svaneti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Shida Kartli, T'bilisi*, Tqibuli*, Tsqaltubo*, Zugdidi*
      note: the administrative centers of the 2 autonomous republics are shown in parentheses

      Independence:
      9 April 1991 (from Soviet Union)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 26 May (1918); note - 26 May 1918 is the date of independence from Soviet Russia, 9 April 1991 is the date of independence from the Soviet Union

      Constitution:
      adopted 17 October 1995

      Legal system:
      based on civil law system

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Mikheil SAAKASHVILI (since 25 January 2004); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government for the power ministries: state security, interior, and defense
      head of government: President Mikheil SAAKASHVILI (since 25 January 2004); Prime Minister Zurab ZHVANIA (since 9 February 2004); note - the president is the chief of state and head of government for the power ministries: state security, interior, and defense; the prime minister is head of the remaining ministries of government
      cabinet: Cabinet of Ministers
      election results: Mikheil SAAKASHVILI elected president; percent of vote - Mikheil SAAKASHVILI 96.3%, Temur SHASHIASHVILI 1.9%
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 4 January 2004 (next to be held NA 2009)

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Supreme Council (commonly referred to as Parliament) or Umaghiesi Sabcho (235 seats - 150 elected by party lists); members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
      election results: percent of vote by party - National Movement-Democrats 67.6%, Rightist Opposition 7.6%, all other parties received less than 7% each; seats by party - National Movement-Democrats 135, Rightist Opposition 15
      elections: last held 28 March 2004 (next to be held spring 2008)

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court (judges elected by the Supreme Council on the president's recommendation); Constitutional Court

      Political parties and leaders:
      Citizen's Union of Georgia or CUG [Avtandil JORBENADZE]; Georgian People's Front [Nodar NATADZE]; Georgian United Communist Party or UCPG [Panteleimon GIORGADZE]; Greens [Giorgi GACHECHILADZE]; Industry Will Save Georgia or IWSG [Georgi TOPADZE]; Labor Party [Shalva NATELASHVILI]; National Democratic Party or NDP [Irina SARISHVILI-CHANTURIA]; New National Movement [Mikheil SAAKASHVILI]; New Right [Levaii GACHECHILADZE]; Republican Party [David BERDZENISHVILI]; "Revival" Union Party or AGUR [Alsan ABASHIDZE]; Socialist Party or SPG [Irakli MINDELI]; Traditionalists [Akaki ASATIANI]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Georgian independent deputies from Abkhaz government in exile; separatists in the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia; supporters of the late ousted President Zviad GAMSAKHURDYA

      International organization participation:
      BSEC, CE, CIS, EAPC, EBRD, FAO, GUUAM, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICFTU, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ITU, OAS (observer), OPCW, OSCE, PFP, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Levan MIKELADZE
      chancery: Suite 300, 1615 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
      FAX: [1] (202) 393-6060
      telephone: [1] (202) 387-2390

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Richard M. MILES
      embassy: #25 Atoneli Street, T'bilisi 380026
      mailing address: 7060 Tbilisi Place, Washington, DC 20521-7060
      telephone: [995] (32) 989-967/68
      FAX: [995] (32) 933-759

      Flag description:
      white rectangle, in its central portion a red cross connecting all four sides of the flag; in each of the four corners is a small red bolnur-katskhuri cross; the five cross flag appears to date back to the 14th century


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

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