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Liberia Government

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Liberia: Government

Country name
conventional long form: Republic of Liberia
conventional short form: Liberia
Data code
LI
Government type
republic
Capital
Monrovia
Administrative divisions
13 counties; Bomi, Bong, Grand Bassa, Grand
Cape Mount, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Lofa, Margibi, Maryland,
Montserrado, Nimba, River Cess, Sinoe
Independence
26 July 1847
National holiday
Independence Day, 26 July (1847)
Constitution
6 January 1986
Legal system
dual system of statutory law based on Anglo-American
common law for the modern sector and customary law based on unwritten
tribal practices for indigenous sector
Suffrage
18 years of age; universal
Executive branch
chief of state: President Charles Ghankay TAYLOR (since 2 August
1997); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of
government
head of government: President Charles Ghankay TAYLOR (since 2 August
1997); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of
government
cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president and confirmed by the
Senate
elections: president elected by popular vote for a six-year term
(renewable); election last held 19 July 1997 (next to be held NA July
2003)
election results: Charles Ghankay TAYLOR elected president; percent of
vote - Charles Ghankay TAYLOR (NPP) 75.3%, Ellen Johnson SIRLEAF (UP)
9.6%, Alhaji KROMAH (ALCOP) 4%, other 11.1%
Legislative branch
bicameral National Assembly consists of the Senate
(26 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve nine-year terms)
and the House of Representatives (64 seats; members elected by popular
vote to serve six-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 19 July 1997 (next to be held in NA
2006); House of Representatives - last held 19 July 1997 (next to be
held in NA 2003)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by
party - NPP 21, UP 3, ALCOP 2; House of Representatives - percent of
vote by party - NA; seats by party - NPP 49, UP 7, ALCOP 3, Alliance
of Political Parties 2, UPP 2, LPP 1; note - the Alliance of Political
Parties was a coalition of the LAP and the Liberia Unification Party
or LUP
Judicial branch
Supreme Court
Political parties and leaders
All Liberia Coalition Party or ALCOP
; Liberian Action Party or LAP ;
Liberian National Union or LINU ; Liberian
People's Party or LPP ; National
Democratic Party of Liberia or NDPL ; National
Patriotic Party or NPP  - governing party;
People's Progressive Party or PPP ;
Reformation Alliance Party or RAP ;
True Whig Party or TWP ; United People's
Party or UPP ; Unity Party or UP
International organization participation: ACP, AfDB, CCC, ECA, ECOWAS,
FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO,
IMF, IMO, Inmarsat, Intelsat (nonsignatory user), Interpol, IOC, IOM,
ITU, NAM, OAU, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WFTU, WHO,
WIPO, WMO
Diplomatic representation in the US
chief of mission: Ambassador-designate William BULL
chancery: 5303 Colorado Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011
telephone:  (202) 723-0437
FAX:  (202) 723-0436
consulate(s) general: New York
Diplomatic representation from the US
chief of mission: Ambassador Bismarck MYRICK
embassy: 111 United Nations Drive, Mamba Point, Monrovia
mailing address: use embassy street address
telephone:  226-370 through 226-382
FAX:  226-148, 226-147
Flag description
11 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom)
alternating with white; there is a white five-pointed star on a blue
square in the upper hoist-side corner; the design was based on the US
flag
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