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Djibouti    Government Top of Page
Country name: conventional long form:  Republic of Djibouti

conventional short form:  Djibouti

former:  French Territory of the Afars and Issas, French Somaliland
Government type: republic
Capital: Djibouti
Administrative divisions: 5 districts (cercles, singular - cercle); 'Ali Sabih, Dikhil, Djibouti, Obock, Tadjoura
Independence: 27 June 1977 (from France)
National holiday: Independence Day, 27 June (1977)
Constitution: multiparty constitution approved by referendum 4 September 1992
Legal system: based on French civil law system, traditional practices, and Islamic law
Suffrage: NA years of age; universal adult
Executive branch: chief of state:  President GUELLEH Ismail Omar (since 8 May 1999);

head of government:  Prime Minister DILLEITA Mohamed Dilleita (since 4 March 2001)

cabinet:  Council of Ministers responsible to the president

elections:  president elected by popular vote for a six-year term; election last held 9 April 1999 (next to be held NA 2005); prime minister appointed by the president

election results:  GUELLEH Ismail Omar elected president; percent of vote - GUELLEH Ismail Omar 74.4%, IDRIS Moussa Ahmed 25.6%
Legislative branch: unicameral Chamber of Deputies or Chambre des Deputes (65 seats; members elected by popular vote for five-year terms)

elections:  last held 19 December 1997 (next to be held NA 2002)

election results:  percent of vote - NA%; seats - RPP 65; note - RPP (the ruling party) dominated the election
Judicial branch: Supreme Court or Cour Supreme
Political parties and leaders: Democratic National Party or PND [ADEN Robleh Awaleh]; Democratic Renewal Party or PRD [Abdillahi HAMARITEH]; People's Progress Assembly or RPP (governing party) [Ismail Omar GELLEH]
Political pressure groups and leaders: Front for the Restoration of Unity and Democracy or FRUD and affiliates; Movement for Unity and Democracy or MUD
International organization participation: ACCT, ACP, AfDB, AFESD, AL, AMF, ECA, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IGAD, ILO, IMF, IMO, Intelsat (nonsignatory user), Interpol, IOC, ITU, NAM, OAU, OIC, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WMO, WToO, WTrO
Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission:  Ambassador ROBLE Olhaye Oudine

chancery:  Suite 515, 1156 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

telephone:  [1] (202) 331-0270

FAX:  [1] (202) 331-0302
Diplomatic representation from the US: chief of mission:  Ambassador Donald YAMAMOTO

embassy:  Plateau du Serpent, Boulevard Marechal Joffre, Djibouti

mailing address:  B. P. 185, Djibouti

telephone:  [253] 35 39 95

FAX:  [253] 35 39 40
Flag description: two equal horizontal bands of light blue (top) and light green with a white isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bearing a red five-pointed star in the center

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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