Executive Branch Dictionary

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

This dictionary is built on extracts from the CIA World Factbook 2008. The Factbook offers various information about more than 200 countries, among them information on Executive branch of each country. These entries hold several subfields:
Chief of state includes the name and title of the titular leader of the country who represents the state at official and ceremonial functions but may not be involved with the day-to-day activities of the government.
Head of government includes the name and title of the top administrative leader who is designated to manage the day-to-day activities of the government. For example, in the UK, the monarch is the chief of state, and the prime minister is the head of government. In the US, the president is both the chief of state and the head of government.
Cabinet includes the official name for this body of high-ranking advisers and the method for selection of members.
Elections includes the nature of election process or accession to power, date of the last election, and date of the next election.
Election results includes the percent of vote for each candidate in the last election.

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