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Uruguay Perfil Gobierno 2017

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Capitalnombre: Montevideo
coordenadas geográficas: 34 51 S, 56 10 W
diferencia de tiempo: UTC-3 (2 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
División administrativa19 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento); Artigas, Canelones, Cerro Largo, Colonia, Durazno, Flores, Florida, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Montevideo, Paysandu, Rio Negro, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, San Jose, Soriano, Tacuarembo, Treinta y Tres
Independencia25 Agosto 1825 (from Brazil)
Feriado nacionalDía de la Independencia, 25 Agosto (1825)
Constituciónseveral previous; latest approved by plebiscite 27 Noviembre 1966, efectiva 15 Febrero 1967; modificada several times, last in 2004 (2016)
Sufragio18 años de edad; universal y obligatorio
Poder Executivojefe de estado: Presidente Tabare VAZQUEZ (desde 1 March 2015); Vice Presidente Raul Fernando SENDIC Rodriguez (desde 1 March 2015); note - the president is both jefe de estado and jefe de gobierno
jefe de gobierno: Presidente Tabare VAZQUEZ (desde 1 March 2015); Vice Presidente Raul Fernando SENDIC Rodriguez (desde 1 March 2015)
cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president with approval of the General Assembly
elections/appointments: president and vice president directly elected on the same ballot by absolute majority vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 5-year term (eligible for nonconsecutive terms); election last held on 26 October 2014, with a runoff election on 30 November 2014 (next to be held on 27 October 2019, and a runoff if needed on 24 November 2019)
election results: Tabare VAZQUEZ elected president in a runoff election; percent of vote - Tabare VAZQUEZ (Socialist Party) 56.5%, Luis Alberto LACALLE Pou (Blanco) 43.4%

Fuente: CIA World Factbook
A menos que sea indicado, toda la información en esta página es correcta hasta Julio 9, 2017