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    Senegal Government 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name
      conventional long form: Republic of Senegal
      conventional short form: Senegal
      local long form : Republique du Senegal
      local short form: Senegal

      Data code SG

      Government type republic under multiparty democratic rule

      National capital Dakar

      Administrative divisions 10 regions (regions, singular - region); Dakar, Diourbel, Fatick, Kaolack,Kolda, Louga, Saint-Louis, Tambacounda, Thies, Ziguinchor

      Independence 4 April 1960 from France; complete independence was achieved upon dissolutionof federation with Mali on 20 August 1960 (The Gambia and Senegal signed anagreement on 12 December 1981 that called for the creation of a loose confederationto be known as Senegambia, but the agreement was dissolved on 30 September1989)

      National holiday Independence Day, 4 April (1960)

      Constitution 3 March 1963, revised 1991

      Legal system based on French civil law system; judicial review of legislative actsin Constitutional Court; the Council of State audits the government's accountingoffice; Senegal has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch
      chief of state: President Abdou DIOUF (since 1 January 1981)
      head of government: Prime Minister Habib THIAM (since 7 April 1991)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the prime minister in consultationwith the president
      elections : president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term; election lastheld 21 February 1993 (next to be held NA February 2000); prime minister appointedby the president
      election results: Abdou DIOUF reelected president; percent of vote - Abdou DIOUF (PS)58.4%, Abdoulaye WADE (PDS) 32.03%, other 9.57%

      Legislative branch unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (120 seats; membersare elected by direct popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 9 May 1993 (next to be held NA May 1998)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PS 70%, PDS 23%, other 7%; seats by party- PS 84, PDS 27, LD-MPT 3, AND/JEF-PADS 3, PIT 2, UDS-R 1

      Judicial branch under the terms of a reform of the judicial system implemented in 1992,the principal organs of the judiciary are as follows; Constitutional Court;Council of State; Court of Final Appeals or Cour de Cessation; Court of Appeals

      Political parties and leaders African Party for Democracy and Socialism or AND/JEF-PADS [Landing SAVANE,secretary-general]; Democratic League-Labor Party Movement or LD-MPT [Dr.Abdoulaye BATHILY]; Democratic and Patriotic Convention or CDP Garab-Gi [Dr.Iba Der THIAM]; Independent Labor Party or PIT [Amath DANSOKHO]; Let Us UniteSenegal (coalition of African Party for Democracy and Socialism and NationalDemocratic Rally); National Democratic Rally or RND [Madier DIOUF]; SenegaleseDemocratic Party or PDS [Abdoulaye WADE]; Senegalese Democratic Union-Renewalor UDS-R [Mamadou Puritain FALL]; Socialist Party or PS [President Abdou DIOUF];other small uninfluential parties

      Political pressure groups and leaders students; teachers; labor; Muslim Brotherhoods

      International organization participation ACCT, ACP, AfDB, CCC, ECA, ECOWAS, FAO, FZ, G-15, G-77, IAEA, IBRD,ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ITU, NAM, OAU, OIC, PCA, UN, UNAVEM III, UNCTAD,UNESCO, UNIDO, UNIKOM, UNMIBH, UPU, WADB, WCL, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO,WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Mamadou Mansour SECK
      chancery: 2112 Wyoming Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone : [1] (202) 234-0540, 0541

      Diplomatic representation from the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Dane Farnsworth SMITH, Jr. (5 August 1996)
      embassy: Avenue Jean XXIII at the corner of Avenue Kleber, Dakar
      mailing address: B. P. 49, Dakar
      telephone: [221] 23 42 96, 23 34 24
      FAX: [221] 22 29 91

      Flag description three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), yellow, and red witha small green five-pointed star centered in the yellow band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia

      NOTE: The information regarding Senegal on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Senegal Government 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Senegal Government 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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