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1) Government
 

Administrative divisions
33 prefectures and 1 special zone (zone special)*; Beyla, Boffa, Boke, Conakry*, Coyah, Dabola, Dalaba, Dinguiraye, Dubreka, Faranah, Forecariah, Fria, Gaoual, Gueckedou, Kankan, Kerouane, Kindia, Kissidougou, Koubia, Koundara, Kouroussa, Labe, Lelouma, Lola, Macenta, Mali, Mamou, Mandiana, Nzerekore, Pita, Siguiri, Telimele, Tougue, Yomou

Ambassadors from Finland > Current Finnish Ambassadors > Ambassador No representation
Capital city Conakry
Capital city > Geographic coordinates 9 33 N, 13 42 W
Capital city > Name Conakry

Capital city > Time difference
UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Constitution
23 December 1990 (Loi Fundamentale)
countries' copyright length > Usual term of copyright protection TRIPS, WCT
CPIA equity of public resource use rating 3 [56th of 75]
CPIA quality of public administration rating 3 [29th of 75]

Diplomatic representation from the US > Chief of mission
Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires Elizabeth RASPOLIC

Diplomatic representation from the US > Embassy
Koloma, Conakry, east of Hamdallaye Circle
Diplomatic representation from the US > FAX [224] 65-10-42-97

Diplomatic representation from the US > Mailing address
B. P. 603, Transversale No. 2, Centre Administratif de Koloma, Commune de Ratoma, Conakry

Diplomatic representation from the US > Telephone [224] 65-10-40-00
Diplomatic representation in the US > Chancery
2112 Leroy Place NW, Washington, DC 20008
Diplomatic representation in the US > Chief of mission
Ambassador Mory Karamoko KABA
Diplomatic representation in the US > FAX [1] (202) 483-8688
Diplomatic representation in the US > Telephone [1] (202) 483-9420
Elections > Head of state Direct election
embassies and high commissions in Ottawa > Address 483 Wilbrod St.
embassies and high commissions in Ottawa > Neighbourhood Sandy Hill
Executive branch > Cabinet
Council of Ministers appointed by the president

Executive branch > Chief of state
President Lansana CONTE (head of military government since 5 April 1984, elected president 19 December 1993)

Executive branch > Election results
Lansana CONTE reelected president; percent of vote - Lansana CONTE 95.3%, Mamadou Bhoye BARRY 4.6%

Executive branch > Elections
president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term (no term limits); candidate must receive a majority of the votes cast to be elected president; election last held 21 December 2003 (next to be held in December 2010); the prime minister is appointed by the president

Executive branch > Head of government
Prime Minister Ahmed Tidiane SOUARE (since 23 May 2008)

Flag description
three equal vertical bands of red (hoist side), yellow, and green; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia

Flag modification 10 [133rd of 197]
General government final consumption expenditure > annual % growth -6.9 % [114th of 147]
General government final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$ 119,235,400 constant 2000 US$ [110th of 145]
General government final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$ (per capita) 12.682 constant 2000 US$ per c [113rd of 146]
General government final consumption expenditure > constant LCU 290402500000
General government final consumption expenditure > current LCU 645700000000
General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ 177,177,200 $ [134th of 169]
General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP) 0.054 $ per $1 of GDP [141st of 184]
General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per capita) 18.844 $ per capita [139th of 184]
Government type republic
Heads of Missions from the United Kingdom John McManus
Heads of Missions from the United Kingdom > Resident Heads of Missions > Type Embassy
Independence
2 October 1958 (from France)

International organization participation
ACP, AfDB, AU, ECOWAS, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITSO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, MINURSO, NAM, OIC, OIF, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNMIS, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

Judicial branch
Court of First Instance or Tribunal de Premiere Instance; Court of Appeal or Cour d'Appel; Supreme Court or Cour Supreme

Legal origin
French

Legal system
based on French civil law system, customary law, and decree; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations

Legislative branch
unicameral People's National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale Populaire (114 seats; members are elected by a mixed system of direct popular vote and proportional party lists)

Legislative branch > Election results
percent of vote by party - PUP 61.6%, UPR 26.6%, other 11.8%; seats by party - PUP 85, UPR 20, other 9

Legislative branch > Elections
last held 30 June 2002 (next to be held in 2008)

Legislative branch > Note
legislative elections were due in 2007 but have been postponed

Management time dealing with officials > % of management time 2.65 % [26th of 38]
National holiday
Independence Day, 2 October
Parliamentary seats > Female 9% [73rd of 143]
Policy uncertainty > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint 1.36 % [16th of 38]
political parties > Dominant party

Political parties and leaders
National Union for Progress or UPN [Mamadou Bhoye BARRY]; Party for Unity and Progress or PUP (the governing party) [Lansana CONTE]; People's Party of Guinea or PPG [Charles Pascal TOLNO]; Rally for the Guinean People or RPG [Alpha CONDE]; Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea or UFDG [Cellou Dalein DIALLO]; Union of Republican Forces or UFR [Sidya TOURE]; Union for Progress of Guinea or UPG [Jean-Marie DORE, secretary-general]; Union for Progress and Renewal or UPR [Ousmane BAH]

Political pressure groups and leaders
National Confederation of Guinean Workers-Labor Union of Guinean Workers or CNTG-USTG Alliance (includes National Confederation of Guinean Workers or CNTG [Rabiatou Sarah DIALLO] and Labor Union of Guinean Workers or USTG [Dr. Ibrahima FOFANA]); National Council of Civil Society Organizations of Guinea or CNOSCG [Ben Sekou SYLLA]; Syndicate of Guinean Teachers and Researchers or SLECG [Dr. Louis M'Bemba SOUMAH]

Procedures to build a warehouse > number 29 [8th of 168]
Procedures to build a warehouse > number (per capita) 3.084 per 1 million people [72nd of 170]
Procedures to enforce a contract > number 44 [37th of 170]
Procedures to enforce a contract > number (per capita) 4.68 per 1 million people [81st of 171]
Procedures to register property > number 6 [72nd of 167]
Procedures to register property > number (per capita) 638.155 per 1 billion people [85th of 167]
Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament > % 19.3 % [61st of 174]
Start-up procedures to register a business > number 13 [26th of 171]
Start-up procedures to register a business > number (per capita) 1.383 per 1 million people [81st of 171]
Status pseudo-democracy
Suffrage
18 years of age; universal
Time required to build a warehouse > days 278 days [29th of 168]
Time required to enforce a contract > days 276 days [144th of 171]
Time required to register property > days 104 days [41st of 167]
Time required to start a business > days 49 days [50th of 171]
Time to prepare and pay taxes > hours 416 hours [38th of 169]
Time to resolve insolvency > years 3.8 years [50th of 151]
Trademarks, residents 20 [75th of 98]
Trademarks, residents (per capita) 3.096 per 1 million people [123rd of 142]

Transnational Issues > Disputes > International
conflicts among rebel groups, warlords, and youth gangs in neighboring states have spilled over into Guinea, resulting in domestic instability; Sierra Leone considers Guinea's definition of the flood plain limits to define the left bank boundary of the Makona and Moa rivers excessive and protests Guinea's continued occupation of these lands, including the hamlet of Yenga, occupied since 1998

UN membership date 12 Dec. 1958

United Nations mission
http//www.afrika.no/
http//www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2824.htm

Washington, D.C. embassies > Neighborhood Kalorama Heights


SOURCES All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia; List of Ambassadors from Finland ; CIA World Factbook, 14 June, 2007 ; Wikipedia; List of countries' copyright length ; World Development Indicators database; Wikipedia; Elections by country ; Wikipedia; List of embassies and high commissions in Ottawa ; Flagspot; Wikipedia; Heads of Missions from the United Kingdom ; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; Wikipedia; List of political parties ; electionworld.org; Wisconsin High School Model United Nations; Wikipedia; List of Washington, D.C. embassies

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea, Republic of Guinea, Republique de Guinee, Guinee

Democracy
 

Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Management Index 2006

3.84

[87th of 118]

Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Status Index 2006

4.2

[91st of 119]

Bertelsmann Transformation Index>Political Transformation

4.28

[75th of 119]

Civil and political liberties

1.5

[107th of 140]

CPIA gender equality rating

4

[21st of 75]

CPIA policies for social inclusion/equity cluster average

3.2

[42nd of 75]

CPIA property rights and rule-based governance rating

2

[65th of 75]

CPIA public sector management and institutions cluster average

2.7

[55th of 75]

CPIA transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector rating

2.5

[60th of 75]

Electoral system
parallel; first-past-the-post

Electoral system type

semi-proportional

Female candidacy

1,958

[45th of 161]

Female ministers

1.4%

[112nd of 125]

Female parliamentarians

8.8%

[107th of 157]

Female suffrage

1958

First female parliamentarian

1963 (elected)

Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment

0.839487065714477

[136th of 183]

Homosexuality laws of the world > Homosexuality laws > Laws against homosexuality

Yes

Parliamentary elections > Registered voter turnout

72%

[67th of 152]

Parliamentary elections > Total vote

3,209,460

[60th of 154]

Parliamentary elections > Voter registration

4,458,870

[65th of 152]

Parliamentary elections > Voting age population

3,148,530

[86th of 163]

Parliamentary elections > Voting age population (per capita)

333.072 per 1,000 people

[157th of 162]

Presidential elections > Registered voter turnout

69.8%

[49th of 86]

Presidential elections > Total vote

2,650,790

[40th of 87]

Presidential elections > Turnout

75.4

[23rd of 82]

Presidential elections > Voter registration

3,796,290

[47th of 86]

Presidential elections > Voting age population

3,516,570

[54th of 91]

Presidential elections > Voting age population (per capita)

372.006 per 1,000 people

[82nd of 91]

SOURCES Bertelsmann Transformation Index online, 2006; http//www.bertelsmann-transformation ... /BTI_2006_Ranking_GB.pdf; Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2000-2001, New York; Freedom House, 2001; World Development Indicators database; No comment is being made on the state of democracy. Categorizations are based on the electoral law, or the last competitive election held; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 1995. Women in Parliaments 1945-1995; A World Statistical Survey. Geneva and IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on year women received the right to vote and to stand for election and year first woman was elected or appointed to parliament. March. Geneva; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on women in government at the ministerial level. March. Geneva; calculated on the basis of data on parliamentary seats from IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2002. Parline Database. March 2002; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 1995. Women in Parliaments 1945-1995; A World Statistical Survey. Geneva and IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on year women received the right to vote and to stand for election and year first woman was elected or appointed to parliament. March. Geneva.; Source; Millennium Development Goals Database | United Nations Statistics Division; Wikipedia; Homosexuality laws of the world ; Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance 2003

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea, Republic of Guinea, Republique de Guinee, Guinee

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