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Factbook of the Union of Guinea


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The Union of Guinea

Unity, Equality, Fraternity

 

 

Capital: [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abuja]Abuja[/url]

Largest City: [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagos]Lagos[/url] (12,090,000)

Official Languages: English, French

Unofficial Languages with Regional Recognition: Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Fon, Gbe, Kotocali, Kabiye, Arabic, Dioula, Baoule, Dan, Anyin, Cebaara, Senufo, others

Major Ethnic Groups: Yoruba (34.2%), Akan (24.6%), Igbo (17.4%), Mande (10.9%), Hausa (10.2%), Other (2.7%)

Demonym: Guinean

Government Type: Federal Presidential Republic

---- President: Yayi Boni

---- ---- Vice President: Nnamdi Asamougah

Legislature: Unity Assembly

---- Upper House: Ụlọ Omenala (House of Culture)

---- ---- Lower House: Ụlọ ndị Mmadụ (House of People)

Independence from Athens: April 17th, 20XX

Population: 120,535,767

Area: 1,327,945 km^2 (510,018 sq mi)

Density: 90.76/sqkm (236.33/sqmi)

Drives on the: Right

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Government of Guinea

 

The Government of Guinea is among the most unique in the world. While there is a President and a bicameral legislature, one of the houses is not elected, but rather appointed by tribal leaders from the five major ethnic groups of Guinea based on how much of the population their ethnic group makes up. This is the House of Culture, the Upper House of the Guinean Government. It has 500 seats, distributed as follows:

 

Yoruba: 173

Akan: 125

Igbo: 89

Mande: 59

Hausa: 54

 

The seats in the upper house are based on the percentage of the population a particular ethnic group makes up. Remaining seats (for the other ethnic groups) are divided equally, starting from the ethnicity with the fewest seats to the most seats. 

 

The upper house has relatively limited power compared to the lower house. Its primary function is to serve the interests of the various cultural groups within the union, and therefore will only have authority to propose and vote on legislation related to cultural issues.

 

The Lower House, or the House of the People (Ụlọ ndị Mmadụ) is comprised of 500 seats elected every 3 years via a proportional representation system, wherein a party must obtain at least a 3.5% share of the vote to be eligible. The following parties are eligible as of the last election:

 

- Guinean National Party (70.2% | 355 seats)

- Social Democratic Party of Guinea (12.8% | 68 seats)

- Guinean Left Party (5.7% | 33 seats)

- Igbo National Party (4% | 24 seats)

- Yoruba National Party (3.6% | 20 seats)

 

The following parties also participated in the election, and received at least 1% of the vote, but did not exceed the 3.5% threshold: Hausa National Party, Guinean Democrats, Liberian Liberation Front

 

The President is elected every 5 years via a national election separate from the election for the House of the People. A majority is not required, and a simple plurality is all that is necessary to become President. The current President, Yayi Boni, is from the Guinean National Party (GNP). He won the election with 65.4% of the vote.

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