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    Rwanda Government - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/rwanda/rwanda_government.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Rwandese Republic
      conventional short form: Rwanda
      local short form: Rwanda
      former: Ruanda
      local long form: Republika y'u Rwanda

      Government type:
      republic; presidential, multiparty system

      Capital:
      Kigali

      Administrative divisions:
      12 prefectures (in French - prefectures, singular - prefecture; in Kinyarwanda - plural - NA, singular - prefegitura); Butare, Byumba, Cyangugu, Gikongoro, Gisenyi, Gitarama, Kibungo, Kibuye, Kigali Rurale, Kigali-ville, Umutara, Ruhengeri

      Independence:
      1 July 1962 (from Belgium-administered UN trusteeship)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 1 July (1962)

      Constitution:
      on 5 May 1995, the Transitional National Assembly adopted as Fundamental Law the constitution of 18 June 1991, provisions of the 1993 Arusha peace accord, the July 1994 Declaration by the Rwanda Patriotic Front, and the November 1994 multiparty protocol of understanding

      Legal system:
      based on German and Belgian civil law systems and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal adult

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Paul KAGAME (since 22 April 2000)
      head of government: Prime Minister Bernard MAKUZA (since 8 March 2000)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
      elections: last held 25 August 2003 (next to be held NA 2008)
      election results: Paul KAGAME elected president in first direct popular vote; Paul KAGAME 95.05%, Faustin TWAGIRAMUNGU 3.62%, Jean-Nepomuscene NAYINZIRA 1.33%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (53 seats; members elected by direct vote)
      elections: last held 29 September 2003 (next to be held NA)
      election results: seats by party under the Arusha peace accord - RPF 40, PSD 7, PL 6

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court; communal courts; appeals courts

      Political parties and leaders:
      Centrist Democratic Party or PDC [Alfred MUKEZAMFURA]; Social Democratic Party or PSD [Vincent BIRUTA]; Democratic Popular Union of Rwanda or UDPR [Adrien RANGIRA ]; Democratic Republican Movement or MDR (officially banned) [Celestin KABANDA]; Islamic Democratic Party or PDI [Andre BUMAYA]; Liberal Party or PL [Prosper HIGIRO]; Party for Democratic Renewal (officially banned) [Pasteur BIZIMUNGU and Charles NTAKARUTINKA]; Rwanda Patriotic Front or RPF [Paul KAGAME]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      IBUKA - association of genocide survivors

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

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Zac NSENGA
      FAX: [1] (202) 232-4544
      telephone: [1] (202) 232-2882
      chancery: 1714 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Margaret K. McMILLION
      embassy: #337 Boulevard de la Revolution, Kigali
      mailing address: B. P. 28, Kigali
      telephone: [250] 50 56 01 through 03
      FAX: [250] 57 2128

      Flag description:
      three horizontal bands of sky blue (top, double width), yellow, and green, with a golden sun with 24 rays near the fly end of the blue band


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

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