Andorra, a small nation nestled in the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France, had a population of approximately 73,000 people in 2005. The majority of the population was Catalan, with minority populations of French and Spanish citizens. The economy was largely driven by tourism, which accounted for around 80% of GDP. Other major industries included banking and retail trade. In terms of foreign relations, Andorra maintained diplomatic ties with most countries in the region as well as major powers such as France and Spain.
According to ehistorylib, the politics of Andorra in 2005 were relatively stable due to a successful transition to a democratic government after centuries of authoritarian rule. Nevertheless, corruption remained a significant problem which hampered economic growth and development efforts. In addition, organized crime was still prevalent throughout the country and posed a threat to public safety and security. In response to these issues, the government sought assistance from international organizations such as the European Union and NATO in order to help strengthen its institutions and reduce levels of crime and corruption.
Andorra. Parliamentary elections, the General Council, were held in April. The ruling Liberal Conservative Party Liberal d’Andorra (PLA) lost a mandate and lost its own majority, but as a major party could still form a new government. According to countryaah, Andorra is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Andorra. New Prime Minister became PLA leader and former Foreign Minister Albert Pintat Santolària. Representative Marc Forné Molné was prevented from running for a new term in office.
- Also see abbreviationfinder.org for how the acronym AD stands for the country of Andorra and other meanings of this two-letter abbreviation.