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Capitalnombre: Niamey
coordenadas geográficas: 13 31 N, 2 07 E
diferencia de tiempo: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
División administrativa8 regions (regions, singular - region) includes 1 capital district* (communite urbaine); Agadez, Diffa, Dosso, Maradi, Niamey*, Tahoua, Tillaberi, Zinder
Independencia3 Agosto 1960 (from France)
Feriado nacionalDía de la República, 18 Diciembre (1958); note - commemorates the founding of the Republic of Niger which predated independence from France in 1960
Constituciónseveral previous; passed by referendum 31 Octubre 2010, entered into force 25 Noviembre 2010 (2014)
Sufragio18 años de edad; universal
Poder Executivojefe de estado: Presidente ISSOUFOU Mahamadou (desde 7 April 2011)
jefe de gobierno: Prime Minister Brigi RAFINI (desde 7 April 2011); appointed by the president and shares some executive responsibilities with the president
cabinet: 37-member Cabinet appointed by the president; note - in August 2013, the president authorized a cabinet reshuffle and increased its membership to 37 from 26 in order to create a government of national unity
elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term (eligible for a second term); candidate must receive a majority of the votes to be elected president; a presidential election to restore civilian rule was held on 31 January 2011 with a runoff election on 12 March 2011 between ISSOUFOU Mahamadou (PNDS-Tarayya) and Seini OUMAROU (MNSD-Nassara)
election results: ISSOUFOU Mahamadou elected president; percent of vote - ISSOUFOU Mahamadou 58%, Seini OUMAROU 42%

Fuente: CIA World Factbook
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