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    Macau Government 2001
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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Macau Special Administrative Region
      conventional short form: Macau
      local long form: Aomen Tebie Xingzhengqu (Chinese); Regiao Administrativa Especial de Macau (Portuguese)
      local short form: Aomen (Chinese); Macau (Portuguese)

      Dependency status: special administrative region of China

      Government type: NA

      Administrative divisions: none (special administrative region of China)

      Independence: none (special administrative region of China)

      National holiday: National Day (Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China), 1 October (1949); note - 20 December 1999 is celebrated as Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

      Constitution: Basic Law, approved in March 1993 by China's National People's Congress, is Macau's "mini-constitution"

      Legal system: based on Portuguese civil law system

      Suffrage: direct election 18 years of age, universal for permanent residents living in Macau for the past seven years; indirect election limited to organizations registered as "corporate voters" (257 are currently registered) and a 300-member Election Committee drawn from broad regional groupings, municipal organizations, and central government bodies

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President of China JIANG Zemin (since 27 March 1993)
      head of government: Chief Executive Edmund HO Hau-wah (since 20 December 1999)
      cabinet: Executive Council consists of all five government secretaries, three legislators, and two businessmen
      elections: NA

      Legislative branch: unicameral Legislative Council or LEGCO (23 seats; 8 elected by popular vote, 8 by indirect vote, and 7 appointed by the chief executive; members serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 22 September 1996 (next to be held by 15 October 2001)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - APPEM 2, UNIPRO 2, CODEM 1, UDM 1, UPD 1, ANMD 1

      Judicial branch: The Court of Final Appeal in the Macau Special Administrative Region

      Political parties and leaders: the following is a listing of those associations that participated in the last legislative elections: Associacao de Novo Macau Democratico or ANMD [leader NA]; Associacao Promotora para a Economia de Macau or APPEM [leader NA]; Convergencia para o Desenvolvimento or CODEM [leader NA]; Uniao Geral para o Desenvolvimento de Macau or UDM [leader NA]; Uniao para o Desenvolvimento or UPD [leader NA]; Uniao Promotora para o Progresso or UNIPRO [leader NA]
      note: there are no formal political parties, but civic associations are used instead

      Political pressure groups and leaders: Catholic Church [Domingos LAM, bishop]; Macau Society of Tourism and Entertainment or STDM [Stanley HO, managing director]; Union for Democracy Development [Antonio NG Kuok-cheong, leader]

      International organization participation: CCC, ESCAP (associate), IMO (associate), Interpol (subbureau), UNESCO (associate), WMO, WToO (associate), WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US: none (special administrative region of China)

      Diplomatic representation from the US: the US has no offices in Macau, and US interests are monitored by the US Consulate General in Hong Kong

      Flag description:

      light green with a lotus flower above a stylized bridge and water in white, beneath an arc of five gold, five-pointed stars:

      NOTE: The information regarding Macau on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Macau Government 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Macau Government 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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