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ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT STATS

Administrative divisions
18 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia); Bengo, Benguela, Bie, Cabinda, Cuando Cubango, Cuanza Norte, Cuanza Sul, Cunene, Huambo, Huila, Luanda, Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul, Malanje, Moxico, Namibe, Uige, Zaire

Ambassadors from Finland > Current Finnish Ambassadors > Ambassador Markku Kauppinen
Ambassadors from Israel > Current Israeli Ambassadors > Israeli Ambassador Avraham Binyamin
Capital city Luanda
Capital city > Geographic coordinates 8 50 S, 13 14 E
Capital city > Name Luanda

Capital city > Time difference
UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Constitution
adopted by People's Assembly 25 August 1992

Corruption 2 [152nd of 160]
countries' copyright length > Usual term of copyright protection 50 pma
CPIA equity of public resource use rating 2.5 [71st of 75]
CPIA quality of public administration rating 2.5 [60th of 75]
Diplomatic representation from the US > Chief of mission Ambassador Dan MOZENA

Diplomatic representation from the US > Embassy
number 32 Rua Houari Boumedienne (in the Miramar area of Luanda), Luanda

Diplomatic representation from the US > FAX [244] (222) 64-1232

Diplomatic representation from the US > Mailing address
international mail: Caixa Postal 6468, Luanda; pouch: US Embassy Luanda, US Department of State, 2550 Luanda Place, Washington, DC 20521-2550

Diplomatic representation from the US > Telephone [244] (222) 64-1000

Diplomatic representation in the US > Chancery
2108 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Diplomatic representation in the US > Chief of mission
Ambassador Josefina Perpetua Pitra DIAKITE

Diplomatic representation in the US > Consulate(s) general Houston, New York
Diplomatic representation in the US > FAX [1] (202) 785-1258
Diplomatic representation in the US > Telephone [1] (202) 785-1156

embassies and high commissions in Ottawa > Address
189 Laurier Ave. East.

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 Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS (since 21 September 1979); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government

Executive branch > Election results
Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS 49.6%, Jonas SAVIMBI 40.1%, making a run-off election necessary; the run-off was not held because SAVIMBI's National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) repudiated the results of the first election; the civil war resumed leaving DOS SANTOS in his current position as the president

Executive branch > Elections
president elected by universal ballot for a five-year term (eligible for a second consecutive or discontinuous term) under the 1992 constitution; President DOS SANTOS originally elected (in 1979) without opposition under a one-party system and stood for reelection in Angola's first multiparty elections 29-30 September 1992 (next to be held in 2009)

Executive branch > Head of government
President Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS (since 21 September 1979); Antonio Paulo KASSOMA was named prime minister by MPLA on 26 September 2008

Flag description
two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and black with a centered yellow emblem consisting of a five-pointed star within half a cogwheel crossed by a machete (in the style of a hammer and sickle)

Foreign relations > Croatia > Date of Establishment November 16, 1994
Foreign relations of Western Sahara > States recognizing the SADR > Date of recognition March 11, 1976
General government final consumption expenditure > annual % growth 24.65 % [5th of 147]
General government final consumption expenditure > constant LCU 1907267000
General government final consumption expenditure > current LCU 248680.5
General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ 1,627,671,000 $ [71st of 169]
General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP) 0.401 $ per $1 of GDP [4th of 184]
General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per capita) 136.364 $ per capita [105th of 184]

Government type
republic; multiparty presidential regime

Heads of Missions from the United Kingdom Ralph Publicover
Heads of Missions from the United Kingdom > Resident Heads of Missions > Type Embassy
Independence
11 November 1975 (from Portugal)
Independence Day > Date November 11

International organization participation
ACP, AfDB, AU, CPLP, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt (signatory), ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITSO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, NAM, OAS (observer), OPEC, SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, Union Latina, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

Judicial branch
Supreme Court and separate provincial courts (judges are appointed by the president)

Legal origin
French

Legal system
based on Portuguese civil law system and customary law; modified to accommodate political pluralism and increased use of free markets; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

Legislative branch
unicameral National Assembly or Assembleia Nacional (220 seats; members elected by proportional vote to serve four-year terms)

Legislative branch > Election results
percent of vote by party - MPLA 81.6%, UNITA 10.4%, PRS 3.2%, ND 1.2%, FNLA 1.1%, other 2.5%; seats by party - MPLA 191, UNITA 16, PRS 8, ND 2, FNLA 3

Legislative branch > Elections
last held 5-6 September 2008 (next to be held in September 2012)

Management time dealing with officials > % of management time 7.14 % [13th of 38]

National holiday
Independence Day, 11 November

Parliamentary seats > Female 15% [36th of 143]
Policy uncertainty > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint 1.64 % [15th of 38]
political parties > Dominant party

Political parties and leaders
Liberal Democratic Party or PLD [Analia de Victoria PEREIRA]; National Front for the Liberation of Angola or FNLA [disputed between Ngola KABANGU and Lucas NGONDA]; National Union for the Total Independence of Angola or UNITA (largest opposition party) [Isaias SAMAKUVA]; Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola or MPLA (ruling party in power since 1975) [Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS]; Social Renewal Party or PRS [Eduardo KUANGANA]; note: about a dozen minor parties participated in the 1992 elections but only won a few seats; they and more than 100 other smaller parties have little influence in the National Assembly

Political parties and leaders > A note
about a dozen minor parties participated in the 1992 elections but only won a few seats and have little influence in the National Assembly

Political parties and leaders > Note
about a dozen minor parties participated in the 1992 elections but only won a few seats; they and the other 115 smaller parties have little influence in the National Assembly

Political pressure groups and leaders
Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda or FLEC [N'zita Henriques TIAGO, Antonio Bento BEMBE]

Prime minister
Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos

Procedures to build a warehouse > number 15 [111st of 168]
Procedures to build a warehouse > number (per capita) 0.941 per 1 million people [119th of 170]
Procedures to enforce a contract > number 47 [30th of 170]
Procedures to enforce a contract > number (per capita) 2.948 per 1 million people [97th of 171]
Procedures to register property > number 7 [59th of 167]
Procedures to register property > number (per capita) 439.109 per 1 billion people [103rd of 167]
Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament > % 15 % [83rd of 174]
Start-up procedures to register a business > number 13 [16th of 171]
Start-up procedures to register a business > number (per capita) 0.815 per 1 million people [101st of 171]
Status transition

Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Time required to build a warehouse > days 326 days [18th of 168]
Time required to enforce a contract > days 1,011 days [13th of 171]
Time required to register property > days 334 days [9th of 167]
Time required to start a business > days 124 days [10th of 171]
Time to prepare and pay taxes > hours 272 hours [68th of 169]
Time to resolve insolvency > years 6.2 years [7th of 151]
Trademarks, nonresidents 1,883 [53rd of 99]
Trademarks, nonresidents (per capita) 168.068 per 1 million people [94th of 146]
Trademarks, residents 93 [74th of 98]
Trademarks, residents (per capita) 8.301 per 1 million people [118th of 142]

Transnational Issues > Disputes > International
Cabindan separatists continue to return to the Angolan exclave from exile in neighboring states and Europe since the 2006 ceasefire and peace agreement

UN membership date 1 Dec. 1976

United Nations mission
Http://www.angolamissionun.org
Http://www.angola.org/" title="Http://www.angola.org/>Http://www.angola.org/" rel="external"> Http://www.angola.org/>Http://www.angola.org/

Washington, D.C. embassies > Neighborhood Foggy Bottom

SOURCES
All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of Ambassadors from Finland ; Wikipedia: Ambassadors from Israel ; CIA World Factbook, 14 June, 2007 ; Transparency International; Wikipedia: List of countries' copyright length ; World Development Indicators database; Wikipedia: List of embassies and high commissions in Ottawa ; Wikipedia: Foreign relations of Croatia ; Wikipedia: Foreign relations of Western Sahara ; Wikipedia: Heads of Missions from the United Kingdom ; Wikipedia: Independence Day ; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; Wikipedia: List of political parties ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Wikipedia: Prime minister ; electionworld.org; Wisconsin High School Model United Nations; Wikipedia: List of Washington, D.C. embassies

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Angola, Republic of Angola, Republica de Angola

Democracy
 

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ANGOLAN DEMOCRACY STATS  
Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Management Index 2006 3.57 [93rd of 118]
Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Status Index 2006 3.41 [104th of 119]
Bertelsmann Transformation Index>Political Transformation 3.38 [97th of 119]
CPIA gender equality rating 3 [59th of 75]
CPIA policies for social inclusion/equity cluster average 2.6 [70th of 75]
CPIA property rights and rule-based governance rating 2 [68th of 75]
CPIA public sector management and institutions cluster average 2.4 [69th of 75]
CPIA transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector rating 2.5 [59th of 75]
Electoral system party list
Electoral system type proportional
Female candidacy 1,975 [10th of 161]
Female parliamentarians 15.5% [53rd of 157]
Female suffrage 1975
First female parliamentarian 1980 (elected)
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment 0.858937133127466 [141st of 183]
Homosexuality laws of the world > Homosexuality laws > Laws against homosexuality Yes
Parliamentary elections > Invalid votes 10.4% [11th of 110]
Parliamentary elections > Registered voter turnout 91.2% [14th of 152]
Parliamentary elections > Total vote 4,402,580 [55th of 154]
Parliamentary elections > Turnout 88.3 [15th of 117]
Parliamentary elections > Voter registration 4,828,490 [60th of 152]
Parliamentary elections > Voting age population 4,986,230 [69th of 163]
Parliamentary elections > Voting age population (per capita) 421.597 per 1,000 people [130th of 162]
Presidential elections > Registered voter turnout 91.2% [7th of 86]
Presidential elections > Total vote 4,401,340 [28th of 87]
Presidential elections > Turnout 88.3 [5th of 82]
Presidential elections > Voter registration 4,828,490 [34th of 86]
Presidential elections > Voting age population 4,986,230 [40th of 91]
Presidential elections > Voting age population (per capita) 421.597 per 1,000 people [66th of 91]

SOURCES
Bertelsmann Transformation Index online, 2006; http://www.bertelsmann-transformation ... /BTI_2006_Ranking_GB.pdf; 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; 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
Angola, Republic of Angola, Republica de Angola

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