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    Zimbabwe Government - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/zimbabwe/zimbabwe_government.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Zimbabwe
      conventional short form: Zimbabwe
      former: Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia

      Government type:
      parliamentary democracy

      Capital:
      Harare

      Administrative divisions:
      8 provinces and 2 cities* with provincial status; Bulawayo*, Harare*, Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West, Masvingo, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Midlands

      Independence:
      18 April 1980 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 18 April (1980)

      Constitution:
      21 December 1979

      Legal system:
      mixture of Roman-Dutch and English common law

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Executive President Robert Gabriel MUGABE (since 31 December 1987); Joseph MSIKA (since 23 December 1999); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: Executive President Robert Gabriel MUGABE (since 31 December 1987); Joseph MSIKA (since 23 December 1999); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president; responsible to the House of Assembly
      elections: presidential candidates nominated with a nomination paper signed by at least 10 registered voters (at least one from each province) and elected by popular vote; election last held 9-11 March 2002 (next to be held NA March 2008); co-vice presidents appointed by the president
      election results: Robert Gabriel MUGABE reelected president; percent of vote - Robert Gabriel MUGABE 56.2%, Morgan TSVANGIRAI 41.9%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral House of Assembly (150 seats - 120 elected by popular vote for five-year terms, 12 nominated by the president, 10 occupied by traditional chiefs chosen by their peers, and 8 occupied by provincial governors appointed by the president)
      elections: last held 24-25 June 2000 (next to be held NA 2005)
      election results: percent of vote by party - ZANU-PF 48.6%, MDC 47.0%, other 4.4%; seats by party - ZANU-PF 62, MDC 57, ZANU-Ndonga 1

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court; High Court

      Political parties and leaders:
      Movement for Democratic Change or MDC [Morgan TSVANGIRAI]; National Alliance for Good Governance or NAGG [Shakespeare MAYA]; United Parties [Abel MUZOREWA]; Zimbabwe African National Union-Ndonga or ZANU-Ndonga [Wilson KUMBULA]; Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front or ZANU-PF [Robert Gabriel MUGABE]; Zimbabwe African Peoples Union or ZAPU [Agrippa MADLELA]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      National Constitutional Assembly or NCA [Lovemore MADHUKU]; Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition [Brian KAGORO]; Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions or ZCTU [Lovemore MATOMBO]

      International organization participation:
      ACP, AfDB, AU, FAO, G-15, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt (signatory), ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITU, NAM, OPCW, PCA, SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMIK, UNMIL, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Simbi Veke MUBAKO
      FAX: [1] (202) 483-9326
      telephone: [1] (202) 332-7100
      chancery: 1608 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Joseph G. SULLIVAN
      embassy: 172 Herbert Chitepo Avenue, Harare
      mailing address: P. O. Box 3340, Harare
      telephone: [263] (4) 250-593 and 250-594
      FAX: [263] (4) 796488

      Flag description:
      seven equal horizontal bands of green, yellow, red, black, red, yellow, and green with a white isosceles triangle edged in black with its base on the hoist side; a yellow Zimbabwe bird representing the long history of the country is superimposed on a red five-pointed star in the center of the triangle, which symbolizes peace; green symbolizes agriculture, yellow - mineral wealth, red - blood shed to achieve independence, and black stands for the native people


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

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