Macau Government Stats


  • Administrative divisions: This entry generally gives the numbers, designatory terms, and first-order administrative divisions as approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN). Changes that have been reported but not yet acted on by BGN are noted.
  • Civil law system: Description.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Constitution: The dates of adoption, revisions, and major amendments to a nation's constitution
  • Country name > Conventional long form: This entry is derived from Government > Country name, which includes all forms of the country's name approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (Italy is used as an example): conventional long form (Italian Republic), conventional short form (Italy), local long form (Repubblica Italiana), local short form (Italia), former (Kingdom of Italy), as well as the abbreviation. Also see the Terminology note.
  • Executive branch > Cabinet: Cabinet includes the official name for any body of high-ranking advisers roughly comparable to a U.S. Cabinet. Also notes the method for selection of members.
  • Executive branch > Chief of state: The name and title of any person or role roughly equivalent to a U.S. Chief of State. This means 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
  • Executive branch > Head of 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.
  • Government type: A description of the basic form of government (e.g., republic, constitutional monarchy, federal republic, parliamentary democracy, military dictatorship).
  • International organization participation: This entry lists in alphabetical order by abbreviation those international organizations in which the subject country is a member or participates in some other way.
  • Judicial branch: The name(s) of the highest court(s) and a brief description of the selection process for members.
  • Legal system: A brief description of the legal system's historical roots, role in government, and acceptance of International Court of Justice (ICJ) jurisdiction.
  • Legislative branch: This entry contains information on the structure (unicameral, bicameral, tricameral), formal name, number of seats, and term of office. 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 and/or number of seats held by each party in the last election.
  • Political parties and leaders: Significant political organizations and their leaders.
  • Political pressure groups and leaders: Organizations with leaders involved in politics, but not standing for legislative election.
  • Suffrage: The age at enfranchisement and whether the right to vote is universal or restricted
Administrative divisions none (special administrative region of the People's Republic of China) 2013
Civil law system Based on the Portuguese strand of the continental tradition, itself much influenced by Germany; also influenced by the law of the PRC 2014
Constitution previous 1976 (Organic Statute of Macau, by Portugal); latest adopted 31 March 1993, effective 20 December 1999 (Basic Law of the Macau Special Administrative Region, by the People's Republic of China, serves as Macau's constitution) 2013
Country name > Conventional long form Macau Special Administrative Region 2013
Executive branch > Cabinet Executive Council consists of 1 government secretary, 3 legislators, 4 businessmen, 1 pro-Beijing unionist, and 1 pro-Beijing educator 2013
Executive branch > Chief of state President of China HU Jintao (since 15 March 2003) 2013
Executive branch > Head of government Chief Executive Fernando CHUI Sai-on (since 20 December 2009) 2013
Government type limited democracy 2013
International organization participation ICC (national committees), IHO, IMF, IMO (associate), Interpol (subbureau), ISO (correspondent), UNESCO (associate), UNWTO (associate), UPU, WCO, WTO 2013
Judicial branch Court of Final Appeal in Macau Special Administrative Region 2012
Legal system civil law system based on the Portuguese model 2013
Legislative branch unicameral Legislative Assembly 2011
Political parties and leaders Alliance for Change or MUDAR
Democratic New Macau Association or ANMD (an electoral list of New Macau Association [Jason CHAO]
Democratic Prosperous Macau Association or APMD (an electoral list of New Macau Association [Jason CHAO]
Macau Development Alliance or NUDM [Angela LEONG On-kei]
Macau-Guangdong Union or UMG
Macau United Citizens' Association or ACUM [CHAN Meng-kam]
New Macau Association or NMA [Jason CHAO]
New Hope or NE [Jose Maria Pereira COUTINHO]
Union for Development or UDP
Union for Promoting Progress or UPP [LEONG Heng-teng]
Political pressure groups and leaders Civic Power [Agnes LAM lok-fong]
Democratic Action [LEE Kin-yun]
Bar-Bending Workers' Association {WONG Wai-Man]
Macau New Chinese Youth Association [LEONG Sin-man]
Macau Society of Tourism and Entertainment or STDM [Stanley HO]
Macau Worker's Union [HO Heng-kuok]
New Macau Association [Antonio NG Kuok-cheong]
Suffrage 18 years of age in direct elections for some legislative positions, universal for permanent residents living in Macau for the past seven years(973 were registered in the 2009 legislative elections) and a 300-member Election Committee for the Chief Executive (CE) drawn from broad regional groupings, municipal organizations, central government bodies, and elected Macau officials 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: List of national legal systems (Civil law); CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013


Macau Government Profiles (Subcategories)

Country name 4 General government final 10
Executive branch 5 Trademarks 6

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