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    Maldives Government - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/maldives/maldives_government.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Maldives
      conventional short form: Maldives
      local long form: Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa
      local short form: Dhivehi Raajje

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Male

      Administrative divisions:
      19 atolls (atholhu, singular and plural) and 1 other first-order administrative division*; Alifu, Baa, Dhaalu, Faafu, Gaafu Alifu, Gaafu Dhaalu, Gnaviyani, Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, Kaafu, Laamu, Lhaviyani, Maale*, Meemu, Noonu, Raa, Seenu, Shaviyani, Thaa, Vaavu

      Independence:
      26 July 1965 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 26 July (1965)

      Constitution:
      adopted 1 January 1998

      Legal system:
      based on Islamic law with admixtures of English common law primarily in commercial matters; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage:
      21 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM (since 11 November 1978); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM (since 11 November 1978); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the president
      elections: president nominated by the Majlis and then the nomination must be ratified by a national referendum (at least a 51% approval margin is required); president elected for a five-year term; election last held 17 October 2003 (next to be held NA 2008)
      election results: President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM reelected in referendum held 17 October 2003; percent of popular vote - Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM 90.3%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral People's Council or Majlis (50 seats; 42 elected by popular vote, 8 appointed by the president; members serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 22 January 2005 (next to be held NA 2010)
      election results: percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 50

      Judicial branch:
      High Court

      Political parties and leaders:
      although political parties are not banned, none exist

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      none

      International organization participation:
      AsDB, C, CP, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ITU, NAM, OIC, OPCW, SAARC, SACEP, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Dr. Mohamed LATHEEF
      chancery: 800 2nd Avenue, Suite 400E, New York, NY 10017
      telephone: [1] (212) 599-6195

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      the US does not have an embassy in Maldives; the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka is accredited to Maldives and makes periodic visits there

      Flag description:
      red with a large green rectangle in the center bearing a vertical white crescent; the closed side of the crescent is on the hoist side of the flag


      NOTE: The information regarding Maldives on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Maldives Government 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Maldives Government 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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