Government
Government System: Parliamentary Republic
Capital Name: T'bilisi
Geographic Coordinates: 41 43 N, 44 47 E
Time Difference: UTC+4 (9 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Administrative Divisions:
9 regions and 2 autonomous republics
Regions: Guria, Imereti, Kakheti, Kvemo Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Samegrelo and Zemo Svaneti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Shida Kartli
City: Tbilisi
Autonomous Republics: Abkhazia and Adjara

Independence:
9 April 1991 (from the Soviet Union)

National Holidays:
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Independence Day, 26 May (1918); note - 26 May 1918 was the date of independence from Imperial Russia, 9 April 1991 was the date of independence from the Soviet Union

Constitution:

Adopted 24 August 1995
Legal system:
Based on civil law system; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

Suffrage:
18 years of age; universal

Executive Branch:
Head of State: President Giorgi Margvelashvili (since 17 November 2013);
Head of Government: Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili (since 20 November 2013);
Cabinet: Cabinet of Ministers
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Elections: President elected by popular vote for a five-year term
Legislative branch:
Unicameral Parliament (150 seats; 75 members elected by proportional representation, 75 from single-seat constituencies; to serve five-year terms)
Judicial branch:
Supreme Court (judges elected by the Supreme Council on the president's or chairman of the Supreme Court's recommendation); Constitutional Court; first and second instance courts

International organization participation:
ACCT (observer), ADB, BSEC, CE, CIS, EAPC, EBRD, FAO, GCTU, GUAM, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITSO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, OAS (observer), OIF (observer), OPCW, OSCE, PFP, SECI (observer), UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, and the WTO