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Monaco Government: from the All Country Info reference guide to country facts

Monaco Government

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Monaco: Government

Country name
conventional long form: Principality of Monaco
conventional short form: Monaco
local long form: Principaute de Monaco
local short form: Monaco
Data code
MN
Government type
constitutional monarchy
Capital
Monaco
Administrative divisions
none; there are no first-order
administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there
are four quarters (quartiers, singular - quartier); Fontvieille, La
Condamine, Monaco-Ville, Monte-Carlo
Independence
1419 (beginning of the rule by the House of Grimaldi)
National holiday
National Day, 19 November
Constitution
17 December 1962
Legal system
based on French law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ
jurisdiction
Suffrage
21 years of age; universal
Executive branch
chief of state: Prince RAINIER III (since 9 May 1949); Heir Apparent
Prince ALBERT Alexandre Louis Pierre, son of the monarch (born 14
March 1958)
head of government: Minister of State Michel LEVEQUE (since 3 February
1997)
cabinet: Council of Government is under the authority of the monarch
elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; minister of state
appointed by the monarch from a list of three French national
candidates presented by the French Government
Legislative branch
unicameral National Council or Conseil National
(18 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year
terms)
elections: last held 1 and 8 February 1998 (next to be held NA January
2003)
election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - UND
18
Judicial branch
Supreme Court or Tribunal Supreme, judges named by
the monarch on the basis of nominations by the National Council
Political parties and leaders
National and Democratic Union or UND
International organization participation: ACCT, ECE, IAEA, ICAO, ICRM,
IFRCS, IHO, IMO, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Interpol, IOC, ITU, OPCW, OSCE,
UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO
Diplomatic representation in the US
Monaco does not have an embassy
in the US
consulate(s): New York
Diplomatic representation from the US
the US does not have an embassy
in Monaco; the US Consul General in Marseille (France) is accredited
to Monaco
Flag description
two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white;
similar to the flag of Indonesia which is longer and the flag of
Poland which is white (top) and red
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