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    Georgia Government 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/georgia/georgia_government.html
    SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Georgia
      local long form: none
      local short form: Sak'art'velo
      former: Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic

      Data code GG

      Government type republic

      National capital T'bilisi

      Administrative divisions 53 rayons (raionebi, singular - raioni), 9 cities* (k'alak'ebi, singular - k'alak'i), and 2 autonomous republics** (avtomnoy respubliki, singular - avtom respublika); Abashis, Abkhazia or Ap'khazet'is Avtonomiuri Respublika** (Sokhumi), Adigenis, Ajaria or Acharis Avtonomiuri Respublika** (Bat'umi), Akhalgoris, Akhalk'alak'is, Akhalts'ikhis, Akhmetis, Ambrolauris, Aspindzis, Baghdat'is, Bolnisis, Borjomis, Chiat'ura*, Ch'khorotsqus, Ch'okhatauris, Dedop'listsqaros, Dmanisis, Dushet'is, Gardabanis, Gori*, Goris, Gurjaanis, Javis, K'arelis, Kaspis, Kharagaulis, Khashuris, Khobis, Khonis, K'ut'aisi*, Lagodekhis, Lanch'khut'is, Lentekhis, Marneulis, Martvilis, Mestiis, Mts'khet'is, Ninotsmindis, Onis, Ozurget'is, P'ot'i*, Qazbegis, Qvarlis, Rust'avi*, Sach'kheris, Sagarejos, Samtrediis, Senakis, Sighnaghis, T'bilisi*, T'elavis, T'erjolis, T'et'ritsqaros, T'ianet'is, Tqibuli*, Ts'ageris, Tsalenjikhis, Tsalkis, Tsqaltubo*, Vanis, Zestap'onis, Zugdidi*, Zugdidis
      note: administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers (exceptions have the administrative center name following in parentheses)

      Independence 9 April 1991 (from Soviet Union)

      National holiday Independence Day, 26 May (1991)

      Constitution adopted 17 October 1995

      Legal system based on civil law system

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch
      chief of state: President Eduard Amvrosiyevich SHEVARDNADZE (previously elected chairman of the Government Council 10 March 1992, Council has since been disbanded; previously elected chairman of Parliament 11 October 1992; elected president 5 November 1995; inaugurated 26 November 1995); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Eduard Amvrosiyevich SHEVARDNADZE (previously elected chairman of the Government Council 10 March 1992, Council has since been disbanded; previously elected chairman of Parliament 11 October 1992; elected president 5 November 1995); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Cabinet of Ministers
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 5 November 1995 (next to be held NA April 2000)
      election results: Eduard SHEVARDNADZE elected president; percent of vote - Eduard SHEVARDNADZE 74%

      Legislative branch unicameral Supreme Council or Umaghiesi Sabcho (235 seats; members are elected to serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 5 November 1995 (next to be held NA November 1999)
      election results: percent of vote by party - CUG 24%, NDP 8%, AGUR 7%, all other parties received less than 5% each; seats by party - CUG 107, NDP 34, AGUR 32, Progress Bloc (DUG, Political Association "Georgian Proprietors," Political Union of Young Democrats, Solidarity) 4, SPG 4, others 9, Abkazian deputies 12, independents 29, not filled 4

      Judicial branch Supreme Court, judges elected by the Supreme Council on the president's recommendation; Constitutional Court

      Political parties and leaders Citizen's Union of Georgia or CUG [Eduard SHEVARDNADZE]; National Democratic People's Party [Mamuka GIORGADZE]; National Democratic Party or NDP [Irina SARISHVILI-CHANTARIA]; Union for "Revival" Party or AGUR [Alsan ABASHIDZE]; Union of Traditionalists or UGT [Akaki ASTANTIANI]; Socialist Party or SPG [Vakhtang RCHEULISHVILI]; Georgian United Communist Party or UCPG [Panteleimon GIORGADZE, chairman]; Greens Party [Giorgi GACHECHILADZE]; United Republican Party or URP [Nodar NATADZE, chairman]; National Independent Party or NIP [Irakli TSERETELI, chairman]; Social Democratic Party or GSDP [Guram MUCHAIDZE, secretary general]; Conservative-Monarchist Party or GCMP [Temur ZHORZHOLIANI]

      Political pressure groups and leaders supporters of ousted President Zviad GAMSAKHURDIA (deceased 1 January 1994) remain a source of opposition; separatist elements in the breakaway region of Abkhazia

      International organization participation BSEC, CCC, CE (guest), CIS, EAPC, EBRD, ECE, FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, Inmarsat, Interpol, IOC, IOM (observer), ITU, OSCE, PFP, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO (applicant)

      Diplomatic representation in the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Tedo JAPARIDZE
      chancery: (temporary) Suite 424, 1511 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
      telephone: [1] (202) 393-5959
      FAX: [1] (202) 393-4537

      Diplomatic representation from the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant)
      embassy: #25 Antonelli Street, T'bilisi 380026
      mailing address: use embassy street address
      telephone: 995-32-989-967 or 995-32-933-803 (operator assisted)
      FAX: tie-line FAX 997-0200; 933-759 or 938-951

      Flag description maroon field with small rectangle in upper hoist side corner; rectangle divided horizontally with black on top, white below

      NOTE: The information regarding Georgia on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Georgia Government 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Georgia Government 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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