Official name: Republic of Mozambique
Area: 799 380 sq.km
Official language: Portuguese
Population: 25,8 million (World Bank 2014)
Religions: Catholic 28%, Protestant 27%, Muslim 17%
Independence day: 25 June 1975 from Portugal
Structure of Government:
Executive: the President is elected by popular vote for a 5-year term and may be re-elected only once. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
Legislative: the unicameral Parliament is also called Assembly of the Republic and its members are elected by a direct popular vote to serve 5-year terms.
Judicial: the Supreme Court, the Administrative Court and the Constitutional Council are the highest courts.
Foreign policy: Mozambique is a State member of the ACP, AFDB, AU, Commonwealth, CD, CPLP, EITI (compliant country), FAO, G-77, IAEA, ICRM, IDA, IDB, , IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITSO, ITU, Legis-PALOP, MIGA, NAM, OIC, OIF (observer), UN, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, Union Latina, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, etc.
GDP: 15,32 billion USD (World Bank 2013)
Main economic resources: aluminum, petroleum products, cotton, cashew nuts, sugarcane, tea, cassava, etc
Mixed legal system of Portuguese civil law, Islamic law, and customary law.
Regional: Visit the African Union website, etc.
Universal: United Nations Treaty Online Collection.
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