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Congo (ex Zaire) Profilo Governo 2014

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Capitalenome: Kinshasa
coordinate geografiche: 4 19 S, 15 18 E
differenza di tempo: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Indipendenza30 Giugno 1960 (from Belgium)
Festa nazionaleGiorno Di Indipendenza, 30 Giugno (1960)
Costituzioneseveral previous; latest adopted 13 Maggio 2005, approved by referendum 18-19 Dicembre 2005, promulgated 18 Febbraio 2006; revised 2011 (2011)
Suffragio18 anni; universal ed obbligatorio
Ramo esecutivocapo dello stato: Presidente Joseph KABILA (da allora 17 January 2001)
capo di governo: 12) Prime Minister Augustin MATATA PONYO Mapon (da allora 18 April 20
cabinet: Ministers of State appointed by the president
elections: under the new constitution, the president elected by popular vote for a five-year term (eligible for a second term); election last held on 28 November 2011 (next to be held in November 2016); prime minister appointed by the president
election results: Joseph KABILA reelected president; percent of vote - Joseph KABILA 49%, Etienne TSHISEKEDI 32.3%, other 18.7%; note - election marred by serious voting irregularities

Fonte: CIA World Factbook - Aggiornato a partire da Marzo 31, 2015