Government & Politics

Posted by GhanaNation on 4/8/2007 2:53:43 PM

Government & Politics

  • Conventional form:  Republic of Ghana
  • Former:             Gold Coast
  • Digraph:            GH
  • Capital:            Accra
  • Independence:       6 March 1957 (from UK)
  • Type:               Constitutional Democracy
  • Executive:          President, cabinet
  • Legislative:        Unicameral National Assembly
  • Judicial branch:    Supreme Court

Constitution

  • No. 1 - 1956; suspended 24 February 1966
  • No. 2 - 1969; suspended 13 January 1972
  • No. 3 - 1979; suspended 31 December 1981
  • No. 4 - approved 28 April 1992 (operational)
 
Legal System
  • Based on English common law and customary law;
  • Has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

National Holiday

March 6: Independence Day
July 1: Republic Day 
 

Elections

Presidential: held December 2004
Parliamentry: held December 2004
Suffrage: Universal at 18
Next: Every 4 Years

Member of:
ACP, AfDB, C, CCC, ECA, ECOWAS, FAO, G-24, G-77, GATT, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, IOM (observer), ISO, ITU, LORCS, MINURSO, NAM, OAU, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNIFIL, UNIKOM, UNPROFOR, UNTAC, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO




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