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Capitalenom: Maseru
coordonnées géographiques: 29 19 S, 27 29 E
différence de temps: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Fête de l'Indépendance4 Octobre 1966 (from the UK)
Fête nationaleJour De l'Indépendance, 4 Octobre (1966)
Constitutionprevious 1959, 1967; latest adopted 2 Avril 1993 (effectively restoring the 1967 version); amended several times, last in 2011 (2016)
Suffrage - Age minimum de l'électeur18 ans; universal
Pouvoir exécutifchef d'état (Président): King LETSIE III (depuis 7 February 1996); note - King LETSIE III formerly occupied the throne from November 1990 to February 1995 while his father was in exile
chef de gouvernement (1er ministre): Prime Minister Motsoahae Thomas THABANE (depuis 16 June 2017)
cabinet: consists of the Prime Minister, appointed by the King on the advice of the Council of State, and 25 other Ministers
elections/appointments: the monarchy is hereditary but under the terms of the constitution that came into effect after the March 1993 election, the monarch is a "living symbol of national unity" with no executive or legislative powers; under traditional law, the college of chiefs has the power to depose the monarch, to determine next in line of succession, or to serve as regent in the event that a successor is not of mature age; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or majority coalition in the Assembly automatically becomes prime minister

Source: CIA World Factbook - Version du Mars 31, 2015