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    Andorra Government - 2005
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    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Principality of Andorra
      conventional short form: Andorra
      local long form: Principat d'Andorra
      local short form: Andorra

      Government type:
      parliamentary democracy (since March 1993) that retains as its chiefs of state a coprincipality; the two princes are the president of France and bishop of Seo de Urgel, Spain, who are represented locally by coprinces' representatives

      Capital:
      Andorra la Vella

      Administrative divisions:
      7 parishes (parroquies, singular - parroquia); Andorra la Vella, Canillo, Encamp, La Massana, Escaldes-Engordany, Ordino, Sant Julia de Loria

      Independence:
      1278 (was formed under the joint suzerainty of the French count of Foix and the Spanish bishop of Urgel)

      National holiday:
      Our Lady of Meritxell Day, 8 September (1278)

      Constitution:
      Andorra's first written constitution was drafted in 1991; approved by referendum 14 March 1993; came into force 4 May 1993

      Legal system:
      based on French and Spanish civil codes; no judicial review of legislative acts; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: French Coprince Jacques CHIRAC (since 17 May 1995), represented by Philippe MASSONI (since 26 July 2002); Spanish Coprince Bishop Joan Enric VIVES i SICILIA (since 12 May 2003), represented by Nemesi MARQUES i OSTE (since NA)
      head of government: Executive Council President Albert PINTAT SANTOLARIA (since 27 May 2005)
      cabinet: Executive Council or Govern designated by the Executive Council president
      elections: Executive Council president elected by the General Council and formally appointed by the coprinces for a four-year term; election last held 4 March 2001 (next to be held April-May 2005)
      election results: Marc FORNE MOLNE elected executive council president; percent of General Council vote - NA%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral General Council of the Valleys or Consell General de las Valls (28 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote, 14 from a single national constituency and 14 to represent each of the 7 parishes; members serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 24 April 2005 (next to be held March-April 2009)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PLA 41.2%, PS 38.1%, CDA 11%, other 9.7%; seats by party - PLA 14, PS 12, CDA 2

      Judicial branch:
      Tribunal of Judges or Tribunal de Batlles; Tribunal of the Courts or Tribunal de Corts; Supreme Court of Justice of Andorra or Tribunal Superior de Justicia d'Andorra; Supreme Council of Justice or Consell Superior de la Justicia; Fiscal Ministry or Ministeri Fiscal; Constitutional Tribunal or Tribunal Constitucional

      Political parties and leaders:
      Andorran Democratic Center Party or CDA (formerly Democratic Party or PD) [leader NA]; Liberal Party of Andorra or PLA (formerly Liberal Union or UL) [Albert PINTAT]; Social Democratic Party or PS (formerly part of National Democratic Group or AND) [Mariona GONZALEZ REOLIT]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      CE, ICAO, ICCt, ICRM, IFRCS, Interpol, IOC, ITU, OPCW, OSCE, UN, UNESCO, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WToO, WTO (observer)

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires Jelena V. PIA-COMELLA
      chancery: 2 United Nations Plaza, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10017
      telephone: [1] (212) 750-8064
      FAX: [1] (212) 750-6630

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      the US does not have an embassy in Andorra; the US Ambassador to Spain is accredited to Andorra; US interests in Andorra are represented by the Consulate General's office in Barcelona (Spain); mailing address: Paseo Reina Elisenda, 23, 08034 Barcelona, Spain; telephone: [34] (93) 280-2227; FAX: [34] (93) 280-6175

      Flag description:
      three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, and red with the national coat of arms centered in the yellow band; the coat of arms features a quartered shield; similar to the flags of Chad and Romania, which do not have a national coat of arms in the center, and the flag of Moldova, which does bear a national emblem


      NOTE: The information regarding Andorra 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 Andorra Government 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Andorra Government 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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