Mexico Government

Country Name Mexico
Full Country Name United Mexican States
Local - Long Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Local - Short Mexico
Government Type federal presidential republic
Capital Name Mexico City (Ciudad de Mexico)
Capital - geographic coordinate 19 26 N, 99 08 W
Capital Time Difference UTC-6 (1 hour behind Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

note: Mexico has four time zones
Daylight Savings Time +1hr, begins first Sunday in April; ends last Sunday in October
Independence 16 September 1810 (declared); 27 September 1821 (recognized by Spain)
National Holiday Independence Day, 16 September (1810)
Constitution several previous; latest approved 5 February 1917; amended many times, last in 2015
Legal System civil law system with US constitutional law influence; judicial review of legislative acts
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal and compulsory

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