Country name: Angola
Official name: Republic of Angola
President: Mr. José Eduardo Dos Santos
Government type: Multiparty democracy with a semi-executive presidency composed of the following State bodies: The President of the Republic, the National Assembly, the Government and the Courts.
Party of Government: MPLA
Main opposition party: UNITA
Political/Administrative divisions: 18 Provinces divided in 163 municipalities; Bengo, Benguela, Bié, Cabinda, Cuando Cubango, Cuanza Norte, Cuanza Sul, Cunene, Huambo, Huila, Luanda, Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul, Malanje, Moxico, , Uige, Zaire
Independence: 11 November 1975 (from Portugal)
National holiday: Independence Day, 11 November (1975)
Constitution: 11 November 1975; revised 7 January 1978, 11 August 1980, 6 March 1991, and 26 August 1992
Legal system: based on Portuguese civil law system and customary law; recently modified to accommodate political pluralism and increased use of free markets
Chief of State: President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos (since 21 September 1979).
Prime Minister: António Paulo Kassoma
Cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
Judicial branch: Supreme Court or Tribunal of Relation, judges of the Supreme
Court are appointed by the president.