Official name: Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
Area: 1001 km2
Capital : Sao Tome
Official language: Portuguese
Population: 198,000 (UN, 2014)
Religions: Christians, Muslims
Independence day: 12 July 1975 from Portugal
Structure of Government:
Executive: the President is elected by popular vote for a 5-year term and can be eligible for a second term. The Prime Minister is chosen by the National Assembly and approved by the President. The Council of Ministers is appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
Legislative: The unicameral Parliament is also called the National Assembly. All the members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.
Judicial: The Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court are the highest jurisdictions.
Foreign policy: Sao Tome and Principe is a State member of the ACP, AU, CD, CPLP, EITI (candidate country), FAO, ICAO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM (observer), Legis-PALOP, NAM, OIF, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, Union Latina, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WMO, WTO (observer), etc.
GDP: 334,9 million USD (World Bank 2014)
Main economic resources: cocoa, light construction, textiles, soap, beer, fish processing, coconuts, palm kernels, copra, etc.
English common law.
Regional: Visit the African Union website, etc.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online Collection.
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